Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ferry riders

 This lovely gentleman was playing a concertina - a squeezebox - on the ferry. I didn't finish my sketch before he got up and moved, so I filled it in by memory. I asked him what kind of music he was playing. He said he makes it up as he goes, but he draws from folk, jazz and classical music.

On the way home from Seattle I sketched this cyclist stretched out for a snooze in the sun on the top deck.

How do you spell relief? S-t-a-r-b-u-c-k-s

After a very stressful time at work, I had a chance to escape to Starbucks and made these sketches. Amazing how sitting there making a sketch relaxes me.

This guy was in his blue and gray Navy fatigues. It's hard to capture someone with their head bent over, but I did the best I could. Good practice.

Bainbridge Church and Street

A few days ago I attended a class in Bainbridge Island. Afterwards I had coffee at the Rooster Cafe and made this sketch of the Congregational Church in downtown B.I.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Sage of Starbucks

I like this guy's face and beard. He looks as wise as Walt Whitman, but he was delivering his carefully thought-out opinions on politicians, welfare cheats and the government in a stentorian voice. When he got up to go, he used his cane and walked half bent-over to the door.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Taking the ferry for fun

Today was Friday, my day off, and my back was hurting from stress this week. I decided to take it easy all day, so I took the ferry to Seattle and walked around Pike Place Market. This is a sketch I made of a guy on the ferry.

On my way back to the ferry, I made this sketch of the sidewalk on Alaskan Way. It was a beautiful warm September day, and people were out everywhere enjoying the sunshine.

I like this man's face and got a good start on a sketch before he moved!