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Friday, January 16, 2009

Doddington Hospital



Another visit to Doddington Hospital on the return from my morning school run.

I was very lucky, reception was very busy. I managed to sketch the receptionist and captured a really good likeness which got me off to a confident start.




A man sat waiting for a cab for a few minutes, which gave me another chance to grab my watercolours.



Finally, the two small tables at the coffee kiosk where I sit became full, the tables are very close so I feel a little rude sketching customers usually but because it was so busy everyone was chatting to one another and their attention was off my mischievous doodles, so I managed another coloured sketch. I discovered that the coffee machine has a latte pod, which I made use of immediately. I was there for around an hour again and really felt switched on, I got a great likeness of the three people I concentrated on mostly and was even asked for my card by the kiosk attendant who is keen for me to be a speaker at a women's group she attends. Great morning!

8 comments:

Paloma Chaffinch said...

I love the additions of colour to your sketches of people. It gives them so much more definition. Congratulations on the speaking gig!

Shirley said...

Anita,
These people sketches are great! I love the clustering of figures - with color added to just one person in each group. Great composition!

winna said...

I like the choice of coloring one subject in a sketch---very nice move!!

Owen said...

Wonderful drawings. I've always told my kids, take a book and you can survive anything - any interminable waiting that is. I have to get in the habit of taking a sketch book.

E-J said...

LOL you and your lattes!

These snatched sketches were especially successful, I think.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Well done pal love the addition of colour - great success plus another booking. What a morning.

Joan said...

Good job on these sketches! I like that you focus on one to add in color. Fun idea!

Margaret Ann said...

These sketches are charming...I love the addition of color on a solitary figure in each...

A great day...indeed! Interesting how things develop...isn't it?