What fascinates me in my (almost) daily sketching of people sitting at the cafes, is, as well as the artistic challenge, the opportunity to observe these people in such banal activities as drinking coffee, eating donuts, calling, smoking a cigarette, etc… It is incredible to see how many different, personal ways there are to hold a cup a coffee, a telephone, a cigarette… most of the time the whole body is even involved! Believe me, when you start at looking into the world with the curious, introspective eyes of a painter, you never get bored!
Today I will start a series of sketches about the art of reading newspaper. I have already published some in the past, but outside the theme, and will republish them in this category, but a little bit later in time, when you have already forgotten them.
Here are the ones I did today, by the beach. Please observe how the way of holding and reading the newspapers, and even the whole body attitude totally match to the faces, the hair style, the clothes and even the tattoos!