May 29, 2011

A few sketches

Apartment entrance Beijing © Evelyn Howard 2011

Entrance to an apartment block in Beijing. It was fun to chat with a girl who came by to have a look. We managed a conversation with my limited Chinese. Earlier, a young man stopped to have a look, but he left quite quickly when he discovered that I am a foreigner, who knew only a little Chinese.

Electric bike sketch © Evelyn Howard 2011

I managed to make a rough sketch before it was moved. That seems to happen a lot, so I try to be quick when drawing vehicles.

Exercise equipemtn © Evelyn Howard 2011Exercise equipemtn © Evelyn Howard 2011

I went to a park earlier in the week. There were lots of equipment for public use. When I started drawing, a girl came into my picture (left). She had just washed her hair and brought her comb along. She sat on the bench and combed her, while I drew.

Exercise equipemtn © Evelyn Howard 2011

The 4 “discs” can be turned. I have seen people placing their palms on the edge of 2 discs and turning them at the same time. First one way, then the other way…

Hope you are having a nice weekend.


diane b said...

You don't need a camera. I love the girl combing her hair.

Dani said...

love these sketches.

Thank you for sharing, Evelyn.
Have a lovely week ahead. :)

Francisca said...

I really like your "quick" sketches. You capture the essence of things and people.

Sadami said...

Hi, Evelyn,
What great sketches you make!! I especially love the first one. B&W is also very charming.
Cheers, Sadami

Kala said...

That sketch of the motorbike is so good. I can't believe you can get those details down so quickly!

Katie said...

Lovely drawings. The motorized vehicle is especially cool!

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