A few nights ago I hit the local coffee shop again to do some sketching.
I had a lot of visitors. People stopping by, hanging out for a few minutes to watch and chat with me. At one point a little girl (probably about 7 years old) was trying to watch inconspicuously from a few feet away. I looked up at her, smiled and said hello. Well that must have been all she needed to feel comfortable because after that she literally walked right over and plopped her elbows on the table to watch me draw for about 20 minutes while her Dad sat nearby having coffee.
After a few minutes her little brother (about 5) joined her and by the end of it her dad was there too. It was funny to look up and see the whole family huddled around watching.
Later in the evening I saw a couple walk in together and the woman had a very striking profile. I decided to draw her. I was working based on memory after that brief view of her. After a short while I could see them leaving in my peripheral vision. They stopped to watch for a second.
"Wow, those are really nice drawings." She said to him.
"Yeah," he said. "I think he's drawing you now."
I don't usually get caught drawing people because I'm very discreet or I simply observe people and then draw them after they leave. But this time someone noticed. I don't think I did any harm though. She was very pretty and I was drawing her that way (she's the one in the upper right hand corner of the page).
It was a fun night!