Hi folks! Glad to post tonight. I've been busy with life matters lately, and this is where impulsive sketching becomes good for the soul. Even these rough sketches can have a beneficial effect. Of the three rough sketches here, my daughter playing with bubbles at the park was most soothing to draw. Of course she didn't stand still, but that's part of the challenge. I couldn't help but smile while I was drawing her, having fun, chasing bubbles, and frolicking. She can be a handful, but I adore her, and there's nothing better for a father's heart than to see his daughter having fun. I hope that one day in the future she gets to enjoy these drawings as much as I enjoy watching her grow up, learn, and have fun.
Yesterday found me at a waiting room. I caught this boy, with a broken arm, watching a movie on an iPhone. He didn't make a peep all that time, and neither did his mother. Kind of sad to see how disconnected people become with mobile entertainment. A waiting room may be a proper place for this, but I've seen this too many times in places like restaurants, or where people congregate to socialize. Heck, I've seen children ignored through complete meals at a restaurant because their parents are on their cell phones! This is what we're teaching them. My apologies for the short rant. This is not the place. Just pointing out a serious trend.
And finally, here you have part of the group of people in the waiting room. Most of them are talking, or quietly waiting their turn. It is not obvious, but the small boy is playing with a mobile device as well.
It is always a challenge to draw people in close quarters, but they seem to mind their own business in waiting rooms. I'll pick a more cheerful place next time. But no matter what setting, the act of drawing is pretty satisfying anywhere you do it. So that's all for now. I hope you like these little vignettes. Waiting rooms are ok, but I love sketching at the park. Thanks for visiting. Have a great art time!