3 Cafes in 3 Days

Three cafes in three days, a bit more than my usual quota of coffee for the week. I started off with drawing a grandmother and granddaughter, having a break together. The girl developed a somewhat ‘cubist’ head as she kept moving quite quickly. A few of my strokes ended up in unintended places (well that’s my excuse).

Grandmother and granddaughter at the coffee shop, ball point pen, 3 June 2014.

Grandmother and granddaughter at the coffee shop, 3 June 2014.

The next day found us having lunch at the National Museum of Australia, after having seen the Old Masters: Australia’s Great Bark Artists (more of that in a future post).

Umbrella and a view back towards the city from the National Museum of Australia, pen and ink, ball point pen4 June 2014.

Umbrella and a view back towards the city from the National Museum of Australia, 4 June 2014.

Lastly back to our regular place for a coffee today. The sun encouraged us to go for a walk before more clouds blew in. I particularly liked the way the fluting on the glass reminded me of colonnades and arches.

A glass architecture, pen and ink, 5 June 2014.

A glass architecture, pen and ink, 5 June 2014.

Umbrellas, 3 ways

I  love my cafe umbrellas. When I recently found myself at three cafes in the one week, a bit unusual for me,  I couldn’t resist the opportunity to draw my favourite subject matter. One twist however, I decided to draw each one with a different medium.

The first was in my black ball point pen. I had already completed a drawing inside the cafe when I glanced up to see this group of furled umbrellas.

Repetition, furled umbrellas at the Italian Bakery in Mawson, 2 February 2014.

Repetiiton, furled umbrellas at the Italian Bakery in Mawson, 2 February 2014.

The next was drawn at our regular Cafe Wednesday watering hole. This time I used my phablet to draw using the SNote function (Samsung Galaxy). Very simple.

Umbrella drawn with SNote, 5 February 2014.

Umbrella drawn with SNote, 5 February 2014.

Finally, at the Beaver Galleries cafe I drew using my new fountain pen. I’m still working on using up the blue cartridge it came with.

Cafe umbrella at the Beaver Gallery, Deakin, 6 February 2014.

Cafe umbrella at the Beaver Gallery, Deakin, 6 February 2014.