|12/3/13 Diamine Eclipse ink, Sailor pen, Canson XL 140 lb. paper|
Whenever I visit Zoka Coffee, I see numerous people texting or otherwise using their mobile phones, some of whom I’ve sketched previously. So even though I had several old sketches I could post on this week’s Urban Sketchers Flickr group thread on the theme “People with Mobile Phones,” I knew it would be easy to find a fresh victim. Ha!
|12/3/13 Diamine Eclipse ink, Sketchbook Project Sketchbook|
At 10:30 a.m., Zoka’s peak morning time, the place was packed, and yet, for the nearly two hours that I sat there, I could not spot a single person using a phone. You’d think someone had gotten there ahead of me to warn them that I would sketch them if they had their phones out. Nonetheless, the laptop-engrossed crowd was an easy target, so I had my fill of sketching.
Just as I was putting away my pens and sketchbook to leave, the guy wearing headphones whom I had spent the last hour sketching received a text! OK, fine – I would sketch him again. (Notice that during that hour, his face had completely transformed, and he looked like a different person. Amazing what a few cups of caffeine will do to a guy.)
|12/3/13 Diamine Macassar ink, Sailor pen, Sketchbook Project sketchbook|