Ellis turned out looking like Tommy Lee Jones he fidgeted so much while reading his paper. He could feel my eyes scrutinizing him and kept shifting this way and that.
So I turned my gaze and my style towards a woman having breakfast across from us. She wasn't much better. She kept eating and reaching and talking and turning...she wouldn't freeze.
After years of using reference photographs, I seem to be out of practice drawing from life. I kept recalling earlier years of five minute sketches --these two are five and two minutes tops--and on a lot smaller pad than those newsprint pads we took to drawing class with our vine charcoal. When I told my new found artist friend from Las Vegas about these pathetic scribbles, she said, "Take a photograph!"
Better for two minutes. I will try more quick draws by the pool. The paper size is 6 x 8" I could use a graphite stick. A pencil just doesn't do it.