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Cafe sketching…Tales from the Dark Side

Cafe sketching...Tales from the Dark Side by 9567
Cafe sketching…Tales from the Dark Side, a photo by 9567 on Flickr.

Yes I’m still alive should anyone have wondered why I hadn’t posted for so long. I may have mentioned, I’ve always been a people watcher as long as I can remember. So it was a natural evolution to sketch people in their surroundings. Lately I’ve had more of an opportunity to draw people from life.

I only really began drawing people in their surroundings, not posing in a room full of people to draw or paint, since graduating from Art Center College. I found I prefer it. Although I should say drawing from a posing model, clothed and unclothed, was a valuable ingredient in my education.

Since cafe sketching, I’ve had some interesting communication with people who were hyper aware. But mostly it’s an art of “taking a mental snapshot”, as was the case of the sketch of the intense gentleman above and the subject was none the wiser.


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Thank you “Scotch” Jameson, Bud Glory, Izms of Art and Cristo!

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Comment by Allen Capoferri

great! looks a bit like an aging Fabio – ‘The Most Beautiful Man In The World’

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Comment by Christian

Thank you, Christian! Someone else said something similar to that…coincidentally.

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Thank you, Too tones bored and Elin!

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Thank you, Biljana!

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Thanks, Rebecca and Marcos!

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Comment by Allen Capoferri

Nice to have you back! I understand disappearing from the blogosphere – things do get busy! Love the drawing!

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Comment by willwander

Thank you Mallory! It’s good to be back especially with a person like you in the blogosphere. Congratulations again on your beautiful-blogger-award nomination.

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Comment by Allen Capoferri

That’s a wonderful drawing, Allen. It’s nice to hear a bit about your process.

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Comment by drawandshoot

Thanks Karen!

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Thank you, G.E. Gallas, Rik, Killkaties, Annika, Anne, Artemotion2012, Michael and Cleto!

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haha! it’s crazy to know that this guy actually exists lol. he is totally intense. looks like a character out of a comic series or something🙂

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Comment by Cafe

Hi Janice! Thanks. That’s exactly what I thought!

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Hi Otto and Elena..thank you!

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Comment by Allen Capoferri

So glad you’re still alive – I’ve been missing your posts and comments!🙂

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Comment by Kim Ayres

Hi Kim, Thank you! It’s good to be back and hear a familiar voice.

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Thank you, Muhammad Amin and Bente!

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Hi Hyver, thank you!

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Thank you, Claudia!

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Nice sketch!

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Comment by firefang316

Thanks Firefang316!

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Thank you Kidlat!

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Thank you, Dalton and Summer!

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Hi Personal Concerns, thank you!

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Comment by Allen Capoferri

Thanx for checking out my blog. Your Illustrations and photos are pretty cool.

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Comment by darryl3027

Pretty cool or pretty okay?

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Thank you, UrbanBilingual!

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Thank you, Peglegdesigns!

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Thank you, Marcelo!

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Another one of your almost scary viking types. I guess I should feel comfortable around him, coming from Norway I mean. I am not quite sure about that, although he might be the sweetest man on earth.

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Comment by munchow

Hi Otto, That’s funny…he does look like another one of those scary viking types you may feel comfortable around. Although I should say I ran into him again, or should I say he into me, literally. He really is not a nice guy, at least on the outside.

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Thanks again, Mr Waddle655!

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Thank you, Clémence!

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Thank you, Lianna!

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Hi Lespersonnage, thank you!

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Thank you, Caitlin!

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Hi Everett…thanks again!

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Thank you, Jazmine!

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