Thursday, 13 September 2012

THE SKETCHBOOKS OF WILLIAM SMITH: day 4

 I was amused by the number of drawings of backs of heads in William Smith's sketchbooks.
 

 Smith drew tirelessly, and when he went to concerts, lectures or meetings he often brought his sketchbook with him.  It's a measure of his talent that, even when he was limited to the backs of people sitting in front of him, he still found artistic challenges :





In this next sketch, a floral arrangement takes priority over the rows of ladies at some event:



Smith did life sketches at hockey games...




 ...and at the beach...


 ...and at performances...


...and at a whole lot of other places.