Monday, October 15, 2012
Coffee and Keyboard
Yesterday Jim and I had gone to Port Townsend to pick up groceries and order a case of gluten-free beer at the wine shop, but as often happens, we end up eating lunch at our favorite place, which sprawls into an afternoon just hanging out. Our friend Marian had shown us this sweet coffee shop on the water that makes their own chai (yay), so I took Jim there. While he was ordering his exquisite coffee and my chai, I grabbed a table and found an interesting model engrossed in his laptop. I tried to make it look like I was sketching the pier outside, so he wouldn't feel his privacy was being invaded.
Most of the sketch was done with Daniel Smith's Prima-Tek watercolors, made with ground, semi-precious minerals, like Tiger Eye, Hematite, Garnet, Red Fuchsite, Amethyst and Green Apatite. For the shadows and the fake "paper", I borrowed a little help from Inktense pencils. Staedtler pigment liner pens for the ink outlines. The foam in the chai was made with a white gel pen.