|Lunch Counter Guy, 6 x 8, graphite, Thirty Minute Drawing series|
Ellis and I go to a joint up the street every now and then when we want to pig out on pizza and a Maurice salad and not have to dress for the occasion. I always bring my camera, not the one in my phone, but the real thing that I can zoom in on other folks sitting at the lunch counter. This guy caught my eye. He was deep in thought--not paying attention to anyone or the football game on the big screen. He didn't kibitz with the pretty waitress. He just gave his order without looking up. What was he was hashing around in his head? Being a Saturday, not a work day, I figured he was on the outs with his family--maybe divorced? He looked sad--or mad at whatever went down that morning. Maybe he didn't get to see his kids? --And it was his weekend? Maybe it was job related? Nah. It was Saturday. I took his picture. I do love candid shots of people involved in life.
A word about my Thirty Minute Drawing Sessions. There are no rules about how many thirty minute sessions one wants to allot to a single drawing. The beach baby took up two sessions. That was rare. She was more complicated. This guy took one. The object is drawing a little bit everyday. I keep it simple--a 6 x 8 pad of Strathmore, a knead eraser (a prized possession), a Berol HB and a cup of coffee that always gets cold.
|And there's no dress up at a thirty minute drawing session!|
I boost my drawing skills straight out of bed while soaking
in the rays from my Sun Torch. Winter is just too damn dark.