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Morning in the coffeeshop

starbucksOne of my strategies for avoiding bad traffic is to get near to where I want to go before the inevitable heavy Seattle traffic hits, and then hang out in a coffeeshop (or library) until the appointed time. I always try to be prepared with drawing and painting equipment and something to read. Yesterday, I planned going north with my son so I left early and found a popular Starbucks near his house. I staked out the perfect spot in the room to sit; my back to the wall, a good view of everything else; indoors and out; and began to draw. Some people are great subjects. They never move at all, reading their newspaper, book, or whatever is on the screen of their cell phone. Others (who quickly become erasures) just keep moving around. Yesterday one guy spied me looking at him and realized what I was doing. I stopped sketching him immediately. .

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  1. May 17th, 2014 at 09:03 | #1

    Excellent studies. I used to do these coffee shop sketches, too!

  2. IntenseGuy
    May 13th, 2014 at 12:37 | #2

    The “effect” is captivating! I guess you don’t know if folks would like/hate being sketched… No sense taking chances.

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