Last weekend I was over at the local Borders bookstore and cafe. I sat down with my sketchbook and began drawing the folks at the table in the center of the room. They were all older, and were discussing films and the movie industry, spending a good portion of their conversation contrasting the three Pride and Prejudice movies (Lawrence Olivier, Colin Firth and Keira Knightly versions). I overheard their conversation as I drew, beginning with this gentleman. By the time I had finished drawing him, all but one of his companions had left. He was left alone talking about engineering with a lanky Asian who had recently joined the group.
So at least I got the guy captured on paper. One thing I remember about him was that he didn’t sit still… he was constantly fidgeting and changing positions. And he never looked my way or gave me a full profile.
By the way, the best Pride and Prejudice opus in my book? The BBC miniseries with Colin Firth.