These are the folks I found at Starbucks on Saturday last. By the time we were ready to go, there were six people sitting at tables like that round one along that wall all with computers out. One woman had a huge book, I bet it was six inches thick, on Medical Physiology! Boy, did she have a lot to learn!
I drew this with black ink pen (prism color); and colored it in quickly with colored pencils (water soluble) and then used my drinking water and a paint brush to paint the colors wet. I like the way you still see some of the colored pencil lines under the "paint".
Yes, I did all that at the cafe!
(colored pencil + water + watercolors)
On Tuesday, I went to Tacos Jalisco for lunch. I am getting braver and braver not only drawing in public, but now coloring in public too, and painting what I have colored. This time I put my water via my straw onto my plate of finished food, a small pool, and dipped my paint brush into it to highlight the water soluble colored pencil.
So I AM PAINTING in public!
(which is something that Carlos challenged me to do this year!)
Today a woman came over to my table to remark about what I was doing. She shared that her sister had just taken a watercolor class and was really enjoying it. She showed me a butterfly her sister had painted that she had on her phone. She asked me if I taught painting!
I had to say, "No, I just Do It!"
I finished the art journal I started the very end of January 2013 on March 5, 2013. It isn't taking me very long to fill them up. Forty pages! A few with drawings on both sides. Carlos had a little time to sit and talk. He passed his acting class final with flying colors!!! Yey, Carlos!!!!!!!!
This guy was eating at Tacos Jaliscos too, same day as up above, but he's in the two spiral art journal.
I kind of liked him in black and white so didn't paint him later.
I put drafting tape around the borders of this and the picture above before I started drawing.
It came off smoothly on the watercolor paper above.
On this paper it stuck more and tore a bit of the top layer of the paper when I removed it.
But I really like this new style (for me) of border.
Perhaps this will be my more neat period!?
What do you think?
On Wednesday I had full intentions of walking downtown to the Deli or the Bakery for lunch,
however as I stepped outside my office it was sprinkling ... so ...
I slipped into the eatery closest to my office instead,
which happens to be
I started drawing "The Kid" in the baseball cap, when two things happened at once:
1. "The Couple" came in and
2. "The Kid" and his friend got done eating and got up to leave.
So I left the ink drawing of "The Kid" and proceeded to draw "The Couple", who had much to my delight sat at a table facing mine, where I could capture their likenesses easily!
I later went back to finish the picture of "The Kid" after he was no longer there, adding background from the room behind where he had been sitting.
I colored it in AFTER drawing and coloring "The Couple" below.
And later at my office, when a client did not show for their appointment,
I got a cup of water and with paint brush "painted" the water soluble colored pencils.
As You can see Carlos was there behind the counter and his dad was in the kitchen.
It made a nice "Tacos Jalisco Family" drawing!