The thing about sketchbooks is they're addictive. Once you start carrying yours around all the time, it's impossible to leave home without it. Like a photographer without a camera, to not have a sketchbook means missing out on thousands of moments that you wish you had captured.
I spotted these three ladies in the subway on the way to a doctor's appointment and got the feeling that they have been friends for a very long time.
This guy was using his briefcase as a desk to continue working during his commute home.
Sitting in the waiting room at the doctor's office I was about to pull out a magazine until I looked up to discover this wicked composition right in front of me. I've stared across this hall for nearly two decades worth of doctor's visits, but this was the first time I saw it through the eyes of someone who draws all the frigging time. It's cool to find a new appreciation for imagery you've taken for granted over the years, because moments like these are what life is made of.
The office across the hall, as I discovered, is a maternity clinic. So lots of future mums to draw.
Watching this guy read made my neck sore! Some people have the strangest posture...
People on the streetcar.
Back at the coffee shop I ordered an iced tea and sat down to listen to a very interesting pair of thinkers discuss the economy in America. From what I could tell the guy on the right was a prof at U of T and the girl on the left might have been a former student. Anyhow, it was an engaging conversation that hooked me from the very start.
At the other side of the table was this guy on a laptop with bleach-blonde hair and a pale complexion.
A petite asian girl sat down next to him to study. There was some pretty serious flirting going on!
The girl was completely adorable and every pose she took was one that I wish I could have drawn. She was bursting with so much life!
Then I started on the girl next to me who didn't seem to appreciate it much. But that's okay because I just drew her in a grumpy mood instead. Then she muttered to her boyfriend about how annoying I was, then picked up and moved across the room. That's a first!