Thursday, September 30, 2010

Overheard: 'I breathe fire'

Occasionally when walking through the city, I like to eavesdrop on strangers. I'm really not that nosy, I just like to get a feel for the flavor of different neighborhoods and different people. For a while now, I've wanted to do sketches inspired by these comments — and finally I've gotten started.

Here's how my inaugural "overheard" sketch was inspired: Last Wednesday night, I was walking to Brownstone to meet co-workers for drinks. I was running a little late, but I still paused when I heard a guy on the phone saying, "God knows, I have days like that, where I just breathe fire all over everybody in every direction."

I loved this guy's imagery, so I scribbled down the comment on a receipt, and later I penned my interpretation.

I considered adding some color to this one, but I couldn't decide, so I just decided to post it as is. At some point, I may take another pass at it with my Prismacolors.

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