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We had a free class at Brad’s yesterday, where the artists took turns posing for portraits. I only got the first two out of it, but it was just fun eating cake and messing around. The third shot is a quick sketch of a man on the train, and the last is a reference study off Facehunter. I liked the girl’s high forehead, and the rest of her features were supremely fine.

Last night, one word made me laugh and laugh and laugh. This morning, I am discovering that coffee and cherry tomatoes don’t really go together as breakfast.

Two good fashion links:

The Vintage Society (I like the Society Girl of the Week category)

Stockholm Street Style: Street style kicks so much butt!

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Went to a big pre-loved clothing sale today, with two guy friends. Turned out it was a big women’s pre-loved clothing sale. I got some pretty but completely impractical scarves, a flowy white lace top, and this bronze owl totem-pole design necklace.  

Later we hung out at Kieran’s – listening to music and generally lounging around. He gave me a pair of deep red corduroy pants, which I am really into! Still trying to escape peculiar stomach pains that have been plaguing me the whole day. We joked that the only way they would stop is if my insides exploded, with Exorcist-style spew.

Last of all, a sketch of a lady at our tram stop. Her mouth was one big downturned U, with tiny lips meeting in the middle. 

Long-term friends and coffee at a tiny, tiny cafe. What could be better on a Saturday? 

We were at Brother Baba Budan, a lovely little place in the city. The clientele was so interesting. Parents with toddlers, ordering babycinos. Beautiful, fine-featured girls with striking clothes and pretty jewelry.  Big tradesmen, with big smiles to match. And friends catching up, connecting over coffee, in a busy yet intimate space.  In, out, in, out… everyone was so beautiful and different in their own way.

Here are some drawings I did at the cafe, of one of the baristas, and some customers. Drawing in these small notebooks are hugely gratifying… they fill up very quickly! 

The colour pencils I had with me on the day were a bit difficult to use. I had to go over and over the sketch to get some degree of vibrancy. Looking at the sketch now though, it’s easy to appreciate the gentle texture that comes with using pencils. 

This girl was with a bunch of friends, exchanging anecdotes. They were pretty loud in their amusement. Guess the sketch doesn’t really depict that. More like, the girl seemed like a lovely person anyway. You can tell.