Sketches for 2014, number 20 — Rikshaw puller

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh

140312 rikshaw driver


Source photo.

My sketch debt

I owe 3 sketches:
Sketch 21: Tuesday 4th March
Sketch 22: Friday 7th March
Sketch 23: Monday 10th March

This post is part of a series of sketches for 2014 that I will be posting every 3rd day. I will draw people and things from around the world that I find beautiful or interesting. The series will end on 29th December 2014 with post number 121.



  1. Gabriela LeBaron

    I really like this sketch! As I look at it, I take in mind your earlier entries and our conversations, and can’t help but think “I have no idea what he’s worried about!”. You’re a great artist. Go with it! …and keep sharing!

    • Gabriela LeBaron

      The ability to express so much with such little information is what captures me on this particular sketch. There is a whole story revolving around that woman that I think of just by observing her expression and body position. Very satisfying.

      • Tim Hards Vicente

        Thanks Gabriela, although I might not have expressed enough information this time. Have a look at the source photo link below my sketch! 😉 You’re right though, with less information there is more room for imagination about the subject’s story. It is too easy for me to keep adding details, when I should practice holding back sometimes. Thank you ever so much for your comments and encouragement. I really appreciate them.

        • Gabriela LeBaron

          I looked at the source photo, and I can see that you drew something entirely different! –In my mind anyway. But I like your drawing as it is and the story that comes to me when I see it. I think it stands alone just fine! 🙂 The beauty about making art is that often we set out to create one thing and something entirely different comes out. In this post,, I tried to paint a happy, sophisticated looking woman in each and, as you can see, it’s not what came out. It’s OK, because what came out is much more truthful to my personal experience, so I like it.

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