One of my favorite exercises when going to meetings, or am at a social event where I’m not participating in a conversation, is to sketch all of the faces of people around me. It’s useful way to keep the hand moving is a good way to avoid becoming a victim of that bane of cartoonists, the six face syndrome. Also it’s a surprisingly great way to take notes since sketching someone makes me hyper focus allowing me to remember what they were saying… The one time I did this at a political debate was the one time I didn’t have to use a newspaper’s cheat sheet when I was voting afterwards.
This particular batch is from a talk at the Pemaquid Historical Society when I was visiting my parents in Maine this summer.
I have plenty of these and I look forward to sharing more as time goes on.