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Drawing in Cafés

August 26, 2008

Indoor and outdoor, fellow patrons our musicians, or even people across the street – I love drawing people while sipping an express. These were done all over France this summer.

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  1. August 26, 2008 1:26 pm

    Wow–these are all wonderful! I tried to decide which were my favorites, but they’re all excellent. I feel like a peeping Thomasina, but I love it! ;))

  2. August 26, 2008 1:47 pm

    great! so much character in each, quickly caught

  3. August 27, 2008 2:58 am

    I can HEAR the music! I especially like the drawing of the listening man in shades. And that dude with the cigarette and beer needs to use the ashtray!

  4. August 27, 2008 3:08 pm

    My goodness, these are marvelous! You capture exactly the right pose with just a few well placed lines. Whenever I try to draw people from life, I end up with a load of scribbles that may or may not be people.

  5. August 27, 2008 3:33 pm

    Loose and lovely! You make it seem effortless.

  6. August 28, 2008 5:04 pm

    These are all so fun!

  7. August 31, 2008 5:09 am

    My favorite is the accordian player. My sister plays accordian (badly). These are all so delightful and full of movement.

  8. August 31, 2008 12:40 pm

    Love the guy with dreads! Don’t forget to bring all of your sketching gear when you come here—we may be sipping wine instead of coffee, but I assume that will meet with your approval ;D.

  9. September 2, 2008 4:01 pm

    these are inspiring to me. I avoid sketching like this because I have such a hard time seeing but I see that by using only a few marks and hints of color you have captured the essence of these figures and situations. I tense up because I’m trying so hard to get an accurate likeness and can see that maybe that doesn’t matter for out in public sketching. Thanks again for the inspiration.

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