We scheduled our eye exams together today, took a trip down to our old neighborhood in Hollywood and had lunch afterwards. It was one of those restaurants with the butcher paper “tablecloths”. Our nine-year old came with us and told me to “draw mommy” on the table before the food arrived. Luckily I had the trusty 6b clutch pencil and smudge tool. I had a little trouble focusing because my eyes were still dilated, and messed up a little on her right eye, but it’s a pretty good likeness I think…
I drew him looking a couple years younger than he really is for some reason. It might be the angle, or maybe I foreshortened him too much, hmmm. He’s writing a presidential speech for school. I like his scholarly posture.
I took my old car to the car wash yesterday. There’s a lot of waiting around there and I always feel guilty that I could be spending my time more productively, although the environs don’t inspire much in the way of art. So I thought, why not sketch the people waiting? I had to be fast and furtive here, so I fell back on the trusty 6b pencil and smudge tool. It still is the fastest way for me to get the information down on paper, as much as I do miss the color.
They stayed out there long enough to do a quick color study. If they had picked up and left it would have made it much more difficult. Lately I’ve been addicted to color for some reason.