I’ve been at the Nebula Awards this weekend. I try to sketch people during panels. Sketching people can make me very uncomfortable (we know the human face so well that we can easily tell when minute proportions are off) especially when it’s people I admire. Regardless of how unhappy I am with the sketches I feel like time spent drawing 3-d humans is never time wasted. It helps me develop my craft and it helps me pay attention to the panel.
I really wanted to capture Chip/Samuel R. Delany’s wonderful smile. His smile has a way of lighting up a room. I’m moderately pleased with this 5 minute sketch. I almost showed it to him, but I chickened out.