I had lunch at Tacos Jalisco this week and while I was sitting and drawing the guy reading the paper at the counter, Christine, who works in my office building, came in to order take-out. She sat at my table so I added her to my picture as we talked. She was an art teacher in another life. She liked this portrait of her okay while she was seeing it upside down, but when I turned it around she didn't like it quite as much.
The guy from "The Couple" in my book (see sidebar) sat at the table across from mine so I drew him eating his lunch. I really should paint this one. His jacket was turquoise and purple!
Later, his wife came in and joined him. I added her to a next drawing and fit part of him in there too.
It's so nice of them to pose for me these past three years now!
Over at Paper, Paint, Pencils & Pens we are drawing to the theme
"Time Away From Home, Vacations/Holidays Real or Imagined".
In 1983 I took a trip to China. You can read more of the story at the other blog.
I did this ink drawing from a non-copyright photo I found on line.
I actually visited this pagoda with all is gold treasures when I was in Beijing.
Then I started back tracking to 1960 my first really big trip to Mexico when I was 19 years old. The long story is also on the other blog.
I did climb these pyramids outside of Mexico City.
One more stop in Mexico was in Acapulco where I slept in a hammock, sunned on the beach and ate freshly caught fish, beans and homemade corn tortillas for breakfast each morning for a few cents a day.
We post daily at Paper, Paint, Pencils & Pens and this is one fun theme. Go check out what the other artists are doing there. And if you'd like to join us leave me your email address and I'll send you an invite.
Happy Paint Party Friday and thanks to all of you who come here from there. I appreciate your visits and comments so much.
Happy Sunday Sketchers too, the same goes for you and your comments.
And to everyone else who visits known or unknown to me THANK YOU!
Have a creative week!