Air Lines

Continuing my recent series of short trips around the country for various reasons means that I continue my series of that fun pastime and practice routine of flicking through the airline magazine and finding interesting people to draw (some recent ones are here and here). I did three this time, and here are a couple.

The first one was a quick warmup (I cleaned out some lines since it was on top of another drawing), and it turned out nicely although it looked not a lot like the actual model I was drawing, except perhaps for the expression. That’s fine. I think I softened the bone structure of the model in my lines, and thus moved her far away from the much more angular aspect she has. I’ll maybe have another go at her on the return trip.

The second was from a profile of someone from Mexico who simply had an interesting face and way of holding her body. I wanted to get that attitude down on paper quickly, and so off I went. That was a lot of fun, and turned out reasonably well given the time spent. The third was much more rough and experimental and not so great to share.


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5 Responses to Air Lines

  1. Amy says:

    Did you make it to the Art Institute to see Picasso’s sketches? Because your first one here reminds me a lot of this woman:

  2. Clifford says:


    Sadly, no. Not enough time.


  3. Jan says:

    Hello, I have send you an email on Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 12:13 PM at that one presented on page. Have you recieved it? If not, I can send it to you again. If you have received it and you don’t want to talk about that subject on your blog, just tell me and I will accept that. Thanks you in advance.

  4. Clifford says:

    Hi jan,

    I checked, and indeed there was an email from you. Thanks for getting in touch. I know nothing about the Venus project, nor the people involved, and so have nothing to say on the matter. That was not the subject of this post, and so I’ll stop talking about that email now.



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