Sunday, 13 June 2010

God knows what is hiding, in that world of little consequence ...

The best pictures are the ones that come and find you, rather than the ones you go looking for don't you think? I have found a new place to people watch - Whisby Nature Reserve. I swear, I have no idea what these people spend an age looking at. It must have been good, they had all the necessary equipment for recording their sightings... Me? pen, bit of paper... and a rather nice Latte :-)

27 comments:

E J Mordasky said...

I like what I'm seeing very much---

Patsy Taylor-Craw said...

Interesting, watching the watchers. I really like this sketch.

Mary said...

This is a great sketch, Stephen. I really want to know what they're all looking at!

Martine said...

Such a great sketch !The viewer really tends to watch the viewers watch... Impressive !

ovson said...

Beautiful sketch

Denise said...

That is truly wonderful! And probably much better than what they were watching..:-)
--Denise.

Cathy Holtom said...

Really like how you've done this, composition everything!

raena said...

What a great composition (and sketch!)

freebird said...

Were you able to draw this without taking a photo of the people? Wow. It's really good.

Krista Meister said...

Welcome back after a long hiatus. Love your sketches and paintings and looking forward to seeing more!

Linisha said...

Very beautiful!!

Sandra said...

Your drawing is just stunning. The local preserve just had a butterfly count. Maybe your watchers are working on the same project.

Alex said...

Beautiful! I absolutely love the expressions of the faces, and this also reminds me of people at the racetrack for some reason

travelingsuep said...

Fabulous picture Stephen

Sharon said...

Your drawings and paintings are just wonderful, Stephen! I agree about letting the subjects come to you, and I love people watching too! :)

Revelle said...

Gotta be bird watching! Lovely sketch!

Anonymous said...

They're bird watching...I've done the very same thing many times. Birds are completely fascinating to a large percentage of the population, second only to stamp/coin collecting in this country.

I've spend many special hours and traveled many miles to see these creatures.
Jesse

Art with Liz said...

Nice to see you back Stephen - this is a great sketch!

Stephen Hall said...

Thanks for all your comments guys. Jesse, Hope you didn't think I was poking fun at birdwatchers! I go to the wildlife sanctuary for the same reason, this group were focussed in on something that I could not see! They really caught my interest and stayed there long enough to grab some sketches.

seesue said...

Love your "watched watchers". Awesome!

Lynn Logan Roselli said...

Wow! I love it!

Alissa said...

wonderful - you have captured both the intensity and personality of each of these people. A lovely drawing

Anonymous said...

Delightful and accomplished drawing. You have captured the essence of dedicated souls!
Joan Gillman Smith
http://www.flickr.com/photos/joangillmansmith/

Johanna said...

This is such a great sketch! And I'm very impressed that you did it from life too, not from a photograph! Wow!

Anonymous said...

Stephen, No offense taken, I love how you've captured the intensity of the watchers. I'm used to having puzzled looks on faces when I tell them why I travel...the eyes usually roll back in their heads or they look at me like I'm wearing two heads and want to distance themselves from me. HA
Jesse

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

HA! Brilliant.

Evelyn said...

I love this - really nice. Are they bird watching?

 
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