21 June 2018
The day before yesterday, during some much needed breaks of filling out applications and cover letters which always seem to come out like empty effort since i work so hard and hear nothing, I took a quick stroll to Starbucks.
Sweet Corner Bake Shop. I had only coffee. I swear.
Paris Baguette never seems to run out of interesting characters and compositions to draw.
The same could be said for Lenny’s Bagels for a lunch break.
Today i had a grand plan for getting another one of those 3 X 4 inch Pentalics that I so enjoy. I figured at the very least I could have the larger format Pentalic that I haven’t used at all. My store did not have them so I went to DaVinci and went for one of my old standbys, the Stillman and Birn Alpha series, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. After using the tiny books, I was used to honing in on the facial expressions and mannerisms that I could quickly and stealthily jot down on those tiny pages. It was like trying to solve a calculus problem in front of the class on a whiteboard with erasable markers.
I had an eye exam today that suggested there may be some symptoms of glaucoma, but I am not worrying about that until I see an opthamologist this week. In the meantime, I scraped out a couple of sketches with my trusty fountain pens with some added watercolor.
I’m not sure how I feel about today’s efforts, but I gave it a shot. I drew today.
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