The food came before I could draw the man she was talking to.
When I first looked up and saw this couple, he was on the cell phone and she was sitting there with that classic, all-too-familiar bored and slightly uncomfortable expression of someone waiting for the other person to get off the phone. By the time I got the sketchbook out, he was off the phone and back with her. So I had to draw what I was looking at. Oh well.
She owns the restaurant we go to for lunch sometimes. This was the first time I’d seen her stop moving long enough to be sketched.
Today we all went to a deli-market place with a beautifully landscaped little patio area in the back with so many ferns and trees that I got overwhelmed. I had this idea of putting poor Howard’s head at the bottom of the page to make room for folliage. (I’m trying to do the “click to enlarge” more often now.)