Cafe-sketching

There are so many reasons that I love to draw in cafes. I think they all revolve around three main things: (1) the feeling encompassed in the currently super hip but truly articulate Danish word, hygge; (2) the drama that is part of people sitting either alone or with friends in public places; and (3) the access to a seat as well as great drinks.  Continue reading

Drawing (with) a crowd…

My favourite things to draw are people, not people posing, but people living out their lives – strolling together, drinking tea, reading on the train, speedily walking to work or shopping in a market. I love the action, the shapes, the stories that are present in capturing gestures and place together in a single moment. Yet, not only are people famously difficult subjects to draw, without confidence it can be extraordinarily hard to find subjects. These scenes are everywhere, yet actually being comfortable to sit among a crowd and sketch them has been quite a journey… Continue reading