It was sort of cold when I headed out to sketch a couple days ago. I’d nearly froze to death the day before while sketching a small restaurant. So, I decided that I should find some place indoors to sketch and I headed downtown. When I got there I wandered around a bit and then went into the Second Cup, a chain of Starbucks look-alikes.
It was not very busy so I decided this was the place for me. I got a cup of coffee and sat at a high table near the periphery of the shop. I got out my pad of Patrick-paper (a sketchbook sent to me by Patrick, hence the name) and started sketching. I started with the one person in the scene, drew a few lines to identify some major horizontals and then just started adding stuff. And then I added more stuff.
When I finished the ink work I paused to drink some of my coffee. It was still warm. I added the color, took a breath, and drank some more coffee. It wasn’t very warm. I guess I’m going to have to acquire a taste for cold coffee as I’ve certainly acquired a taste for sketching in coffee shops.