|1/31/14 Diamine Chocolate Brown ink, Zig markers, Canson XL 140 lb. paper|
Friday afternoon, it turns out, is a great time to shop at the Roosevelt Whole Foods if you’re hungry. I usually go food shopping early on Monday mornings when stores are deserted, and I never see samples then. Today I scored some excellent snacks before and after settling in with a coffee to sketch at the café.
|1/31/14 Diamine Chocolate Brown, Strathmore 400 140 lb. paper|
Unfortunately, as I’ve observed before, Whole Foods patrons generally do not settle in – they eat and run. Prepared for this, I sketched quickly and tried to compose the scene so that if a person got up and left, I could fill in with whoever sat down afterwards.
It was easier, though, to compose small vignettes rather than entire scenes. I caught a woman taking a selfie with her grandson, another woman feeding her little boy, and a teenager wearing a faux fur jacket that was both fuzzy and sparkly as she wolfed down a sandwich.
Each ate and ran within 15 minutes. All those short poses at Gage’s life drawing sessions are paying off.
|1/31/14 Diamine Chocolate Brown ink|
|1/31/14 Monte Verde Brown ink|