Whenever I hang out with fellow painters, I want the moment to last forever. I want to put something on paper as a record of that meeting.
So a few days ago, when I sat down with Armand Cabrera and Garin Baker at a Chinese restaurant, I did these quick watercolor pencil portraits while we waited for our meals.
Of course, they were talking and moving around, not holding still, and I was trying to add something to the conversation. So my concentration was chopped up finer than the Kung Po chicken. But I love drawing under those conditions.
Here's how they really look. They've known me for a long time, so they tolerate my fiendish habit. They put up with being sketched. Garin threatened to get me back next time.
Armand Cabrera website
Armand's blog "Art and Influence" (with a report on the "Howard Pyle" weekend)
Garin Baker website
Garin's blog post "Our Weekend with Howard"
Previously on GJ:
Plein-air Painting with Armand Cabrera
Color workshop at Garin's Studio