Yesterday I had lunch at a little cafe serving (and called) Banh Mi – which are Vietnamese sandwiches. At last they sell a vegetarian one. While I ate my sandwich and drank my Vietnamese coffee I sketched the view. There is lots and lots of colour out there in the mall – maybe a bit too much?
Last Thursday I was in Global City after getting a health check up. I couldn’t miss the opportunity to sketch something so I got a cheap cup of coffee at Seattle’s Best, sat outside and drew this. I only noticed the deers head in the bush when I started drawing – no idea why it’s there….maybe part of some topiary?
After I’d sketched chairs at the coffee shop, I left because they keep the AC way too cold, and had a few moments at my daughters gym class…so I did this one very quickly while waiting. You might notice at the top right there is someone laying on the floor – he seemed to be engrossed in his mobile phone rather than doing some kind of gym exercise.
Here is another sketch of the chairs outside one of my frequent coffee shop haunts (where I work sometimes while I wait for my daughter to do her gymnastics). If you want to compare, the one I did before was No.845 on 8-Sep. I tried to keep the colours of the chairs more monochrome this time…but I’m not sure if it’s an improvement.
The title of this comes from a review of the film I was watching before I sketched this – something called “I think we’re alone now”, an atmospheric and interesting post-apocalyptic story.
A snooze is essential when getting home from school. This sketch of my daughter was done very quickly because she was restless.
Here is the sketch I did on Sunday, sitting in a cafe called ‘Local Edition’. These huge spheres are just a few of the decorative sculptural objects in the area…certainly good for sketching. Big balls was the first title that came to mind.
Here is the sketch I did yesterday – from my default Saturday afternoon position of lazing on the couch. I went back to using my old Rotring sketching pen for this…I love the way the water soluble ink bleeds and blurs. The walls in our house are not really that bright – I think I over compensated because it got gloomier as I painted.
Here is the second drawing I did yesterday – a doodle of an old piggy bank while I was watching TV. It has a little money in it, but as it’s made of plaster I don’t think it will ever get opened!
I missed a day yesterday, so I will try to catch up today. Here is one I did at a coffee shop in Makati. The tall room was lit with long hanging lamps and at the back they had this huge wood-clad column decorated with pictures.