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    when drawing people on the go

    Hey guys.. Im always on trains and other outdoor places and I always want to draw people. What I have trouble with is how to approach a quick life sketch. Obviously were not going for a polished drawing with great likeness. Its gotta be quick and gestural. But I never know how to approach and begin it. For instance if its someones face.. do I really have the time to construct it like I would a normal portrait.. probably not. Do I do a contour type of drawing? Do I draw features? When I do actual portraits... I always try to avoid drawing features as individual objects on the face.. I try to build them based on the structure of the skull and face. Using values and line. But I never just draw features like theyre stickers on the face. So when Im doing quick drawings of people... how do I start? Is there a procedure more suited to quick drawings? I know procedure is a matter of preference.. but there must be a way to quickly capture things

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    Hey Joe how you been doing, here's a good youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftIz7eicNUM. Just ignore the fact that he's trying to promote his sketchbook, although I gotta say it's pretty nice.

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    Hey man Im good.. Thanks for the link. I acually watch Sheldons videos all the time but Ive never seen this one.. very helpful

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