Again a low output from Saturday morning. The cafe was very busy, heaving in fact, and I was hemmed in on allsides by people, making it difficult to get a good view across the room. Also I think I got a bit too precious aboutthe drawings on this trip, waiting too long for people to
Although I was feeling a bit dissatisfied with today’s trip, (I only managed three drawings) nowI’m home and looking over what I did I’m fairly pleased. It was very quiet in the cafe today, I must remember that Wednesday is a quiet day, much better to do a mid-weektrip on a Thursday since it’s market
Fifth cafe sketching trip. I really enjoyed this one, and I think I’ve turned out the best bunch ofdrawings so far. I’m wondering if spending the day before on an old master copy has sharpened me up.I seemed to be watching my lines more as I was drawing them. Sometimes I think I look at
Fourth cafe sketching trip. Although today’s drawings didn’t come out as well they did on the last trip(I don’t think,)there’s a couple of nice-ish ones and it feels good to be getting into a routine with these drawings now. First drawing from today, Madonna and child. I couldn’t see very much of the baby unfortunately.
Third trip to the Cafe Nero, I think the staff are getting to know me. Again, a very enjoyable couple of hours lying in wait for unsuspecting shoppers. In fact, the vastmajority of the time on these trips is spent waiting for a likely subject, trying to find people whoare interesting to draw, and don’t
My second trip to the Cafe Nero today, and again I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Before I started this series, I was expecting to find the challenge of having to draw quickly veryfrustrating, since I’m a slow, methodical worker by nature. Surprisingly though, I find it completelyexhilarating. I’m feeling a real sense of liberation from the