Hello Citizens of the Blogosphere,
One of my favorite weekend activities is spending time in coffee shops to sketch and draw.
Although I could easily make coffee and sketch at home, there is something about the coffee shop experience that I am drawn to.
Perhaps it’s the ambient music, or the random conversations you happen to overhear. Or maybe it’s because such an experience affords one the opportunity to exist in the world, without having to be a player in it.
In between sips and sketches, I look up to observe the people around me. Every person is a walking narrative and each one holds inside them the source of my inspiration. As I listen to them tell the stories of their lives, I am able to live through them for just a few moments. I imagine that they are characters in a movie, who live complex and alluring lives. I craft stories about them in my mind, and draw illustrations that encapsulate their personalities. The pages of my sketchbook preserve the distorted images I manage to concoct.
My little “Audrey” world is a microcosm. A place where simple things become interesting through anthropological examination and uninhibited imagination. It is a small world in a big, big world of monotonous reality.
As an adult, I have found a way to live in reality most of the time.
However, my origins lie in my own little world, which I visit as often as I can.
Here are some pictures from my last trip.
Coffee Shop Sketches-
A note on the supplies I used:
A few readers have been asking me what supplies I use to create my illustrations.
Here’s a short list of the supplies I used to create these, in case you are interested.
- Sketchbook– Piccadilly Open Bound Sketchbook
- Pencils– Palomino Blackwing Pencils
- Pens– Sakura Micron Pens
- Markers– Sharpie Markers
That’s all for now!
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I encourage you to share these images, but if you do please give me credit as I worked hard to create these pieces.