Friday, 14 September 2012

THE SKETCHBOOKS OF WILLIAM SMITH: day 5

Today I am posting a garden of faces selected from Smith's sketchbooks:











Even with just a quick sketch, Smith captured the personalities of the middle eastern musician (above) or the American housewife (below).







Note how Smith is never lazy.  He does not draw these faces from a template that he learned in art school; he pays attention and works to understand and capture the unique qualities in each face.  Otherwise, what would be the point of sketching?