Traveling sketches

So, I visited some coffee shops to sip my fave mocha (skim no whip) and test various versions. Oh, and sketch too. Here’s a man waiting at Starbucks for his coffee, and staring at his blackberry. Obviously to avoid having to make eye contact with members of the great unwashed. At Starbucks. I was probably the only one even vaguely unwashed, actually. This particular Starbucks was on the route to DC, so was filled with people ‘in uniform’ on a hot August day. For the men that meant light-colored, button down shirts; khaki pants and brown shoes. And a tie with red in the pattern somewhere. This man had a red striped tie.

Man uses blackberry

Man uses blackberry

This young lady was a dramatic sight amongst the usual career ladies at the early morning Starbucks. Rather than the standard shortish skirt, power blouse with boob tucks and mid-level heels, this young lady was in a purple sundress with a black shrug to protect her from some powerful air conditioning. She was the only person who seemed to notice that I was sketching her.

lady in line

lady in line

So, I’m not much of a dancer these days, and it is very hard to catch dancers in a sketch. The bar wasn’t great. The Guinness ‘machine’ was broken, they didn’t serve cider and charged me crazy amounts for Bailey’s and coffee after giving me a funny look. Definitely not an Irish neighborhood. These people were obviously from a large group of ballroom dancing practitioners sitting around the live band, and they were enjoying ‘Volcano’ by Jimmy Buffet. Obviously better looking than I could manage.

Dancing under electric stars

Dancing under electric stars

Just a lazy, hazy summer apple tree sketch. Wee bit of color from the ink pencils.

apple tree

apple tree

Late night travel on the Green Line in DC, this middle-aged lady with earrings and glasses was comfortably reading a book while leaning on her black bag and letting the world go by. Peace on earth.

lady on the green line

lady on the green line

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