Feb 15, 2009

Spirits


Finally made it out drawing. It's been a long friggin time. I even feel rusty that I haven't gone out to do it in ages. This one I drew sitting in the front seat of my car. It was a little too cold still to sit on the street. I can't wait for the warmer weather. There are tons of these big steel structures with letters on them all over my neighborhood. They are hard to miss. Actually they would probably make for better photographs than drawings. I'm just not so good around a camera though. My drawings will have to do. When I was just about finished I went to a little bar restaurant in my hood to get a beer and add the final touches to my drawing. I could feel a woman checking out my sketch over my shoulder as i sat at the bar. Her teenage daughter complained to her that she was bothering a stranger. I turned around and told the woman I didn't mind her looking at my work. She was with a few of her friends and so I handed them my book to look at. They were all excited, except for the daughter who seemed to be embarrassed by everything her mom did. When they were done I gave them some cards and stickers. As I was leaving they yelled for me to come over to their table. They wanted to invite me to join their yoga class. It was a few blocks down. They said all the neighborhood ladies went. I was very flattered. When I got home I gave Yun the info. She's more into yoga than me but it's another instance of me making friends by sitting minding my own business, drawing.

15 comments:

Marcia said...

I always like these stories about sharing your art. Recently I took my moleskine to my dentist appointment, as I knew I'd be there for a while. I'm a raw beginner at sketching yet the doctor and his assistant were fascinated at my crude sketches of his instruments. What magic.

Tommy Kane said...

You have to start somewhere. You have what it takes, which is courage.

kate b. said...

i love being able to walk around once in a while and hear your own footsteps. brooklyn can be very peaceful at times

Tommy Kane said...

Especially on those freezing cold sub zero nights.

steve said...

Way to go man. This is fantastic too - makes me wanna go out and sketch in public again soon. I'll be in Brooklyn in a few weeks - should bring my pen and pad.

Tommy Kane said...

The people of Brooklyn love sketchers.

aminsaim said...

just how long does it take to finish one sketch.. amazing .should consider published all your sketchs.I will buy one.

fika said...

i think i mentioned that before! (:

Tommy Kane said...

takes me about an hour, maybe a little more.

Don McNulty said...

Yes Tommy you could do a book of your drawings. The bright colors are so attractive.

jennifermlee said...

Tommy! for some reason my macbook wont pop out your email address, anytime i press the button. can you type it out for me so i can send you a few questions? :)

-love the drawings man! (as always).. cant wait to get to new york!

Tommy Kane said...

tom@tommykane.com

Jan said...

You should never stop - your drawings are amazing! I wish I had half your talent...

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