At the bottom of the small orange fruit, where there is a slight dimple in the orb, I press it in until the skin ruptures. From there, I peel the skin away. One curious feature of the tangerine is just beneath the protrusion on the pole opposite the dimple. Once the peeling reaches that geometry, […]
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.
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 man with the strange hair comes to the cafe quite often. Below is a sketch of him reading at the next table.
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 […]
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 […]
Today’s study is a combination of pencil, and pen and ink. I began with a .5mm mechanical pencil and sketched out the details. I thought of the composition, although all the figures were right in front of me. I wanted to emphasize the figures in the foreground. It would have been easy to omit the […]
Sometimes there are a lot of people in the cafe. Most of then either read or study.
The man who was at the book store yesterday, though both of my breaks (see Man Reading), was back again. He was still reading in earnest.
Back to live drawing. I loved sketching this man. He was older and loved to read. I know this because he was at the same table on my second break as he was during my first break. He could have read a whole book in that time. I did several sketches of him. This one […]