Rittenhouse ‘hothouse’

    Yesterday I spent a couple of hours in Rittenhouse Square. Armed with a sketchbook and pens, I thought I would draw some of the people enjoying an absolutely beautiful day.

    The square was crowded with a cross section of urban types — a rich feast of folks to draw. The problem was that everyone was moving too fast to draw, and I draw fast.

    I had to resort to the camera. It turns out that some people are very suspicious of photographers, and I’ve developed no clandestine shooting skills. Even using the camera, I missed some good images — the cop on the segue, people on or walking bicycles, skateboarders, and many great dogs. 

    Back home I used the photos as references to create these drawings.

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