I would also love to be able to sketch them all. But since they are a pretty lively bunch they won't stop quiet for me to do so.
It usually goes something like this:
My aunt Lucinda is very conveniently sitting next to me, so I take out my sketchbook and pen, and discreetly start sketching her. Maybe it is because I only see her so often, but somehow I always forget that she is one of the people with most facial expressions per second I know.
|She complained that I made her look old|
So, obviously, the result is inconclusive. It does, however, attract my aunt Maria's attention who requests that I make a portrait of her next. A very willing subject, she manages to hold still for the 10 minutes I need to sketch her. Hurray!
|Great model and amazing cook!|
|Rex, the restless dog|
So when animated subjects are this taxing, what do you do? Focus your attention on the other usual suspect at the table: the watermelon, a much more cooperative subject if you don't wait too long. In the blink on an eye it is half gone!
|Can't blame anyone for wanting some of this delicious watermelon|
It is so much more relaxing to sketch inanimate objects At least they won't run away. Or will they?
|I won this one at a raffle|