Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Coffeehouse People

It may be rainy February and dim winter, but there is always coffee to be had and drinkers to draw. Also baristas, those tireless black-clad folks buzzing around preparing our buzz for us. Here I am in Starbucks trying to capture the drinker or worker in just a few lines because they are moving around so quickly. The containers are loaded with whipped cream and sweet syrup. A fellow art blogger in southeast Virginia produces far more elaborate coffeehouse people drawings and I admire his artistry, and the skill of anyone who can produce a realistic drawing of a scene with people while he is right there on location. I'm better at grapevines, but they're all leafless and twiggy right now.

Starbucks Coffee is ink on sketchbook page, 5" x 8", February 2, 2016.

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