I recently found myself sitting for hours at the Highwire Coffee Shop, in Oakland, impressed by the variety of signs and lifestyles that converged into my field of view. People, not so dissimilar from the animals I have been drawing.
I have been talking quite a lot recently with the artist and educator, Nancy Yaki. Our conversations have been all over and ‘line quality’ has been covered, a topic relevant to both of us. Here are several drawings, economical and energetic, attempts at briskly marking movement and salient qualities of each individual.