I am so much more comfortable with objects, not people! But pushed to include a couple in this sketch as I am working on it with Marc Holmes class.
I spent 90 minutes at St. Honoré Boulangerie. I took the time to setup, studying the overhead lighting to see how it aligned with the front counter and how the odd angles aligned with the counters. This assisted in showing me I needed to flatten the lighting in back a bit and saved my proportions overall. Later I used the set-up to test mixed watercolors.
The waitress took an inordinate amount of cleaning (several times) at the condiment stand next to me and finally admitted she was making excuses to watch me and could she simply look over my shoulder. No problem with that for
me. The set-up also allowed me to take some notes on colors so I could
add color in my studio -- and I took images with my old phone but have
NO idea how to remove them. Hardly worth it; I have an exacting eye for color. The paint is the color of yellow split peas.
wrapped up about the time Mitchell was to pick me up. I decided to
move to the bar and sketch the big oven. No set-up -- no time!
Finished the rough sketch in about 15 minutes (color added in studio.) They were just starting to fill the coffee eclairs in front of me when Mitchell called! Yeow! I added my meal. I really do not like white plates! Boring!
Drawn in an Strathmore Mixed Media journal with a Platinum Carbon pen, a Sailor Pen (new pens, getting used to), with De Artramentis Document ink (black), and Daniel Smith / QoR watercolors.