I do worry that it’s really rude to draw people, especially when you’re in a meeting with them. Presumably if it were a meeting of illustrators, we’d all be drawing each other, so it wouldn’t matter. But it wasn’t, so I’ve probably broken every rule in the business etiquette book.
The thing is, I don’t always get a chance to attend life drawing classes, and it’s really hard to resist when there are all these people sitting (almost) still right in front of me.
And – this is the crucial part – I can draw and listen at the same time, honest.
After a weekend of meetings and drawing, these are the results. I wasn’t striving too much for accurate likenesses, so I hope that if any of the attendees are reading, they won’t take offence. For me it was all about the joy of practising – and the joy of the meetings themselves, too, of course.
[Above] Bit of Photoshop added for lazy colouring-in, at home.
[Above] Biro, giving a particularly harsh representation of people who are perfectly attractive in real life. : )