This first one was pretty successful, speaking of the profile of the man and not so much of my wife reading. I was working furiously quick to get the man down because I didn't know how long he was going to be stay in that position. However with my wife I took my time and tried some brush pen rendering. Didn't turn out as well as I'd hope.
These next pages aren't my best but I'd like to post it so everybody can see what I'm putting down 90% of the time. Why aren't they good you ask? I think because I was too concerned with the individual parts than the overall attitude and gesture.
For these pages we headed down to the dance studios and watched some dancers practice. There were a lot of fun poses and gestures but the trick was that they were held for a fraction of second. This is where memory and imagination came into play. As you can see, I still need to work on my memory and imagination.
These were ballet dancers we were drawing from, but I was mainly concentrating on the only guy in the group because he had some strong gestures and plus, it's not everyday you get to see a guy doing ballet. I also tried to capture one of the ballerina's (if that's what you call them??) head (bottom head) because she had very roundish features that were interesting, but alas, I ended up giving her a large forehead and a face that slimmed down to the chin.
Also, mixed in there is a couple and a guy I observed in church.