Big Puff, Little Puff

I think I waited a bit too long before snapping this shot. Little Puff was a little larger just a couple of minutes before I got the sun out of my eyes enough to take the picture.

Photograph: Two Clouds - Bug Puff, Little Puff

Big Puff, Little Puff

Forgetful

I forgot everything today: my lunch, my sketch pad and my drawing implements. I’m glad they sell pads at work. I didn’t want to buy another pencil set so I borrowed a ball point from the ones they keep around the help desk.

Below is a rendering of the first baby I ever saw at the cafe.

Sketch: Ball Point Pen - Baby in Cafe

Baby in Cafe
Ball Point Sketch
5.5″x8″ Medium Weight Vellum Paper

Pack Man

Sometimes, pencil is the right tool for the job. The subject of the sketch below merited such a treatment. The subject’s pack, with all its details, on the other hand could have been beautifully rendered in ink. Since I am the final arbiter of my artistic implements, pencil it is. (The wavy line to the left of the ball cap was the beginning of a hand, which moved out of position before I could capture its critical mass.)

Sketch: Pencil - Pack Man

Pack Man
Pencil Sketch
5.5″x8″ Medium Weight Vellum Paper

Waiting for X-Ray

At first I just sketched the man in the wheelchair and the lady next to him. I don’t know if they were together. The lady had a coughing fit, so I sat on the other side of the waiting room. After drawing them, I had enough space on the paper to include the waiting room environment, including people on line and the fish tank in the background.

Sketch: Pen and Ink - Waiting for X-Ray

Waiting for X-Ray
Pen and Ink Sketch
8″x5.5″ Medium Weight Vellum Paper

Strange Hair

Today’s sketch is a portrait. The gentleman reminded me of some of the characters from cartoons in Mad Magazine from the 196os.

I realized, in this sketch, that I captured some of the features quite well. In other sketches where I’ve done the same, I’ve ruined them by failing to capture others. There is a lot to be said for the maxim, “less is more.”

Sketch: Pen and Ink - Strange Hair (Long Face) Person

Strange Hair Person
Pen and Ink Sketch
5.5″x8″ Medium Weight Vellum Paper

At Last!

During my break in the cafe, I saw someone…. who wasn’t studying!  I got a glimpse of the crossword puzzle on his phone. At last, someone enjoying himself. (I suppose studying can be enjoyable on occasion.)

(Note: There were no emanations from the gentleman’s phone. I just exercised my artistic license for emphasis.)

Sketch: Pen and Ink - Someone Not Studying

At Last – Someone Not Studying
Pen and Ink Sketch
8″x5.5″ Medium Weight Vellum Paper

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