Here's the thing...I love to draw people. LOVE IT. But, what I don't like is drawing attention to myself. HATE IT. For this reason, I try to find the most inconspicuous places to draw. The unfortunate thing is that people to draw do not gravitate within view of these spaces. Take this morning for instance. I found a perfect little nook in Panera (whoo, big surprise.) At first there were several people around me, none looking in my direction...perfect! But as soon as I sat down they all started to leave. Why is this? Do I look this scary? What trick do I need to learn? Is it my big red sketchbook that is so threatening?
Luckily, there was one group of men having a business meeting. They were relatively still and good to draw. Since there was no one else around to focus on once I finished my line drawing, I decided to add color pencil. I feel this was a bad move. The line drawing by itself was much more successful.