Passing Glances in 3 steps

I didn’t think to take a photo of this piece until it was pretty well set, so there isn’t a real early stage photo. But it is interesting to see a couple of intermediary steps before the finished look. I didn’t try to make the colour of the stages look like the finished piece. I think that is part of their attraction, actually.

Passing Glances – I knew how I wanted it to look and used an image that was very close to the final layout in order to give me a good proportional drawing. The little passerby was the final step. I knew the look it would have, and where it would sit. All I had to do was get the drawing to the stage where he would make his brief but all-important appearance.

Assorted pencils on smooth #120 Bristol Plate paper.


step 1


step 2


final drawing