Friday, December 26, 2008

Illustration Friday "Clandestine"


Clandestine location drawing.
The people you're drawing will move as soon as they notice that you're drawing them. Oh well, they'll move anyway! Done in ballpoint pen and watercolors.

20 comments:

Regina said...

Love the shifty eyes - well done!

John said...

man how often this has happened to me hahahaha great piece...

Owl Eng said...

like the ambience and the character. so secretive and mysterious!

helen said...

I like this undercover disguise - must use it some time. Great illustration.

j.dávila said...

Great idea! Really well executed illo. I love his eyes.

AtelierBrigitte said...

wow - very nice piece!
You've really captured the secrecy of what he is doing!

CATI said...

jejeje!
very clandestine regard! good! very good watercolor technique, misterious light and shadows!

CharlieCreek said...

I like the feel of this, nice take on the topic.

ArtSparker said...

Very lively, inspires me to go out and draw people.

Son of Incogneato said...

Well you cetainly hit the old nail on the head with this one. Nice work.

tp said...

Its true! they DO move! dint u just HATE that? i tried wearing the conspicuous looking trench coat and hat but tht just made things worse...

ah well. Your illustration still is top notch!

ClaireOKC said...

How totally right-on. The only question is what exactly is the artful deception being drawn?!!!!

Tomás Serrano said...

Great style! Very thought-provoking

Duques said...

Great reality! Her eyes are so clandestines...

indigene said...

Great mystery and mood setting! I love this!

jmigration said...

Nice idea Spaceman. People sketching does feel like spy work sometimes, and people do notice. My best trick is looking "outside" the windows of coffee shops at the reflections of people behind me :)

Azulita said...

Perfect response to this prompt. And like everyone else has said, they really do move as soon as they notice.

MtkaMargot said...

Excellent take on the subject... public sketch observation does seem a bit clandestine.

tusen said...

Clever and funny. I love the expression on his face and his pose - hunched as if trying to be completely invisible.

jazzlamb said...

ah. so painfully true. I hate it when that happens!
really nice treatment!