Sunday, January 01, 2017

on not looking a gift horse in the mouth

What did we do before phones? I mean mobile phones. And laptops. And tablets. How did we manage?
Our lives were so much more difficult. Everything was so much harder. Just think about how much easier phones, tablets, laptops, notebooks have made our jobs.
I cannot remember what sitting in a coffee shop was like before there were phones, laptops, notebooks. Although, actually, coffee shops didn't exist back then either. Not in this country anyway. But I can't remember what it was like sitting in cafes and greasy spoons before phones.
Or on a bus stop. Or on a train. What did we do?
I can't remember. Obviously, we'd have been much more self conscious. Exposed even.
But now, that's all so different. Now everyone is on a device and everyone around them blends into obscurity. It's great.
It is the greatest gift.
Really, technology is a complete gift to a sketcher.
For now we have models on hand. Everywhere you look. Still, focused models. Who never look up.
Who are so caught up in their Facebook/Twitter/Instagram feeds that they never move. So, yeah, how did we manage before phones? There is, however, one downside...
*These are a tiny selection of sketches that I've made of people on phones, tablets, laptops, whathaveyou. Seriously, I've millions*


Andrea said...

Sounds like you've got a book there! I love the commentary on modern life- and am looking round to see so might be drawing me as I type this on my phone at the laundrette!

Jean Spitzer said...

Wonderful sketches. No one looks at you when they feel you staring at them?

KristyB said...

Thanks for pointing out the benefits of an endlessly distracted public. I hadn't thought of them as no-fee models. Goodie!

Deb said...

Love this post! So funny! So true! But at least you don't have to pay for a live model!!

Unknown said...

Echo the first comment. I'd love to see these in a book, Andrea. Love your sketching. You've really captured people as they are.

Unknown said...

I love your blog and your illustrations are great. I love your style! I will keep on coming back to this blog!