Finally! We have come to Day 7 of black-and-white sketches! Today: Coffee.
I experimented with shading in this sketch, and wrote a little fiction story to go with it. Just to let you know, things have been hectic the past few days in my non-blog life, and when I wrote this the ending came out rather absurd. I guess I needed something absurd to feel less overwhelmed. Just sayin’!
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DAY 7. Coffee. [FICTION] The wild steam made the café seem more exciting than it was. When she met Lionel there for their first date, she felt this was the start of something really special. On that first date she loved his plaid shirt and jeans, it was so retro. He had a beard that made him look mysteriously appealing. Like a young Johnny Depp, before he got into all that tax trouble. Ginny wondered why Lionel was still available; he was such a nice guy, and not bad-looking. Yes, he was quiet, but that seemed a relief after the blabbermouth men she’d been dating for the past couple of years. On the second date, though, the wild steam of the espresso machine just made it hard to hear, not exciting, and Lionel was wearing a ratty T-shirt with an unknown band name on the front. “Girls really dig this look,” he told her as he sat down. Ginny thought it made him look like a loser. She excused herself after half an hour. “Mom,” she told her mother on the way home, “he wasn’t worth it.” When her mother said, “I know. You should go back to Ron (her ex),” Ginny threw her cell phone out the window and laughed. She needed a new cell phone anyway.
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