8" x 10" pen an sepia ink and coloured pencil in Moleskine sketchbook
copyright Katherine Tyrrell
This is the very quick pen and ink sketch I did of the cafe while waiting for my friend. I was drawing globes and then realised I needed to remember to do the reflections of the globes in the windows and spent some time working out what the colour differences were. The light was very subdued (memo to self - must remember to take reading glasses to restaurants!) and the walls are tiled white making dining pleasant but sketching a bit more difficult as the colours all seem very washed out. As always, the staff were intrigued by the sketching and were very nice about it.
I'd taken my coloured pencils with me but didn't do much in the cafe other than indicate a few colour touches. Then went home through Leicester Square - which was packed with people at close to midnight - amidst Christmas revellers and blokes carrying the weird prize they won in the raffle and girls carrying the table decorations which they had spirited away from the Office Christmas Party
And then sat on the tube going home at gone midnight with my sketchbook and coloured pencils on my knee - getting the colours down before I forgot them! Such is my dedication to sketching dear readers!!! ;)
This blog is now taking a short break while I'm away for a long weekend with family and will return in the middle of next week.
Keep drawing those Christmas scenes..................
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