Sketching at a coffee shop

I had an assignment to do from the latest klass in Sketchbook Skool. Miguel Herranz asked that we find a busy scene and find something of interest. Put that in the center of the drawing and working out from there in a spiral fill out the page or spread. I had some time this morning at a coffee shop while the kids were taking a test, so I drew there. It was a bit difficult to decide where to start, but eventually I chose the control panel of the coffee roaster and went from there. It was a fun drawing to do. There were the occasional difficulties like one of the doors being moved, and a person standing looking through newspapers right in front of me blocking my entire view! But there were also a few people who stopped to watch and chat. A seven year old girl and her grandfather stood and watched for a while. There was one guy who came by a couple of times to see how things were progressing. And there was the woman in the table behind me who had been watching the entire process. I decided that I just wanted to leave this sketch as far as I could get during my time at the coffee shop. I did add the color after coming home. The whole process took about an hour and a half.

Coffee shop, watercolor, ink, 2015

Spiral technique in a coffee shop


About atoomre

i am an avid sketchbook artist. I love drawing and adding things into a sketchbook. I usually have one with me at all times. I love my pets, languages, food, travel, color, chocolate, textiles, quilts, making things, and craftsmanship... just to name a few things.

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