and grab a tall coffee at Starbucks. I have been getting coffee at Starbucks for years and always have the same. A tall coffee with room for cream. I have no idea what those fancy drinks taste like. I also like English tea, plain and simple.
I had a busy weekend in Portland up at the marina. Tried a number of locations but had the most fun at Target. The second day I secured the perfect table with a view of shoppers at the checkout.
This was my warm up sketch of the day. Platinum carbon pen with EF nib. I then changed to the Pentel pocket brush pen for the next set of sketches. The sketchbook is a Strathmore 7.5 x 9.5 inches mixed media.
I did not paint on site. This location is a busy one. I guess if I paint it would mean less sketching. I decided to highlight one person on each page. I was really pleased with the capture of the shopper with her arm up in the air on the first page. On the second page the woman had a top on with a leopard pattern. I am also pleased with the action of the foot. I added each person as they came into view on the page. Click on either image for a close-up.
I also turned to captured people waiting in line for their coffee. Adding each person as they arrived to order their coffee.
These were sketched with a Platinum carbon pen with an EF nib. I added the color later.
After nearly 60 minutes of sketching I was getting tired. This young student was sitting so close to me. So I could not resist. Nor the woman putting creamer in her coffee. Combination of brush pen and carbon pen. .
Just realized I have not posted from the first day. So another post coming up. Thanks for looking.