by Fred Lynch near Boston, Massachusetts A couple of months ago, I shared sketches of fellow patients at my doctor’s office. Here are some more. They’re quickly made – by necessity. I sit for twenty minutes each week following my allergy inoculations (a precaution, in case of an adverse reaction), and during that time, I draw someone across from me. Unfortunately, my fellow patients come and go and pay no attention to my schedule, or for my desire to have them stay still. I must act quickly and go undetected. It’s a form of hunting, or capturing. We Americans don’t like to wait. We’re a country on the go, and […]
Some quick sketches done in the waiting room of the X-ray department of the local hospital. I was getting my neck and shoulder checked out after hurting them trying to climb a tree (those days are clearly over!) to prune it. Nothing too serious, but it’s taking a long time to heal, drawing and computering is a bit restricted!
カリフォルニア州サンディエゴにあるRancho Bernardo Surgeryの待合室で夫を待っているところ。
I made these drawings while waiting my turn at the ophthalmologist’s office. The 2 ladies had quite appropriate attitudes for the environment. The first one caught my eye because of the garish color of her pullover, not so usual for older people. Some full bright colored appearance would have been much less thrilling than that pullover screaming in the midst of a sober and discreet clothing, combed gray hair, dark stockings, black skirt … The lady insisted on looking at some indeterminate point in front of her and did it without glasses, as if that should help her to fix her look on that point. Several times the man on her right side said something, the she the put on the glasses, turned the head, answered telegraphically, put the glasses off and turned back to stare her favorite point. Only a very short-sighted person […]
A waiting room while getting my car serviced in a San Diego Automotive Repair shop. 2 hours of sitting allowed for A LOT of cross hatching.
Doctor’s Office, originally uploaded by Cathy (Kate) Johnson. We had a long wait this time…glad I had my sketchbook with me! I DID run out of ink in my Noodler’s pen, though…
With the arrival of some unusual floaters in my right eye on Sunday afternoon, I headed to Moorfields Eye Hospital yesterday morning, which happens to be about ten bus stops down the road from where we live. It was an eye-opening experience in more ways than one: I sat in a succession of waiting rooms (never for too long, and sometimes only for a few minutes) as I worked my way through the system, and was eventually told that my eye is only acting in the way that it may when it’s 51 years old, and that things should settle down over the next month or so. I’m heading back […]
Sketchblog: DayBooks 7 x 14 in. double-page spread; watercolor, ink, Derwent pencils on Stonehenge paper.
Wait for it. (Annual physical.) Paused in Brooklyn. Sketchblog: DayBooks Both images:8 1/4 x 10 in. double-page Moleskine cahier spread; watercolor, ink, whatever, on paper.
The more time I have, the more time I have to sketch. That unfortunately includes waiting areas, such as the one below, while I was waiting to get my brakes fixed. I also find time in hotel rooms/cabins. We stayed at a little cabin in the Texas Hill Country last month, giving me enough time to sketch our room, the “God Bless America” room, complete with red, white and blue decor and an American flag-inspired quilt. The room next door was the “denim” room. You can imagine what that looked like. by Paul Heaston