The entire Specs series started while I was sitting by myself in a coffee shop one day. A girl walked in barefoot and sat down on the arm of the chair her friend was sitting in across from me. She was wearing these giant and kooky but totally legitimate glasses. The first thing she said was, “Oh my god, I locked myself out of my apartment and my shoes are inside…”. I drew her while they were sitting there making calls to find a key.
I myself wear glasses and I can’t help but check out other people’s specs. Each drawing starts with the frames, then I fill in the person that would wear them. Sometimes these drawings are based off of people I know or have seen and are accompanied by an actual quote, other times I just free draw the face and write the first thing that pops into my head upon its completion.