25 May, 2019.
Two thirteen year old boys in the back seat? Check.
Rain gear? …uh…
At least the game got postponed before we got more than five minutes from the house. Everyone was disappointed to miss out on the first game of the Yankees/Royals series, but we get to try it all over again tonight and hope the forecast thunderstorms passes by to the south.
Instead of the baseball game, the two boys were treated to burgers at a local sports grill. As I pulled into the parking lot I thought, “uh oh.” The place was hopping. At the door we discovered quite a few others had the same idea: no ballgame? Let’s go eat!
Sketching people, as I’ve mentioned on previous occasions, is seldom an act of faithful documentation. Glancing to my left someone may catch my eye and a drawing begins. Looking to my right, there are others. Sometimes a person in a sketch is a compilation of two or three different people. Nearly always, a group or crowd of people are combinations of whomever I pick out from those around me. If a space looks awkward, I’ll add a person or a simplified silhouette of a group. For me, a sketch is less about faithful representation than it is about the act of “being there.”
Uni-Ball Vision pen in Stillman and Birn sketchbook.