Italy-passing faces in the crowd

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A while back a fabulous Red Bubble artist, Madvlad, commented on one of my Italian sketches by asking me the question; “Where are all the I-tail-ian people?” This submission is in answer to Valt, but I am going to share a profound truth about drawing people.
“People do not sit still very long!” In fact, unless you make an arrangement with them, they seem to be particularly perverse about moving about as soon as I make a committed pen line to pad.
This is a compilation of a variety of sketches I made of people in Italy during our ‘98 trip there. Most of them are from restaurants, where I could sit down, observe the other patrons and pick out a few I thought I could capture a quick essence drawing of. Yet, as I soon learned, it ain’t that easy. AND, if they become aware of my attention to drawing them they usually react even less cooperatively.
The second half of the profound truth is that most inanimate objects are fixed in place and don’t seem to have any objections to being intensely looked at and drawn… go figure!
If any faces or folks stand out for you let me know in a comment. I’ll reply with further details about the who, where and what they were eating if you like. ;-)))

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