Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Sketching on the Laptop
On my trip to visit my mother I got bumped in Phoenix for a couple of hours due to weather on the East Coast. My new HP tablet laptop is small enough that I can sketch unobserved, though I actually drew this a little later on the plane, from memory.
This guy was mysterious. He was wearing a long heavy brown coat with things dangling from it. His hair was white and his skin was pale: could have been albino. He looked to be in his thirties, maybe forties. The hat was the oddest thing- it looked just like the picture here. He wore knitted fingerless gloves and his sunglasses could have once belonged to Jackie Kennedy. As he walked through an aisle to find a seat, a man in his 70's recognized him and spoke to him with great respect. Who was this guy?
His girl friend had long dark hair with red and purple clumps going in wild directions. She was almost cross eyed. They sat down and played cards. He didn't take his gloves off.
(not that great a sketch, but amazing to draw on your computer in an airport!)
Here's one of my mother's porch:
I reread "Ship of Fools" by Katherine Anne Porter, on the trip. It wasn't as good as I remembered, and so very bitter. I was once on an awful cruise to Germany a long time ago.