29 Dec '17, 2pm

Coffee Shop Sketches to wrap up the year

‘Tis the season for drawing in coffee shops. Because I’m a cold wimp. So come 60-ish degree weather (yes that’s cold) I’m headed indoors. Drawing in coffee shops is a great way to start at people drawing, if you find people-drawing intimidating…For one, they’re sitting down, not moving a lot, and you’re basically just drawing torsos, not full-length figures. Grab a corner seat. A small book, and the simplest of tools. Sometimes I’ll draw the action at the counter. But mostly I’ll settle for simpler stuff, often sketches that don’t get finished because people get up and leave… If you find multi-people scenes intimidating, pick one person. Still intimidating? You can draw someone not facing you, perhaps? Your tools can be super-simple and not every little vignette you attempt needs to work out… Sometimes I’ll work in black and white, other times in color… All of these people...

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