A few days ago I stopped for a taco in the late afternoon. The shop was quiet, and I got an excellent seat for drawing. The ceiling of this shop has lots of interesting shapes and color, and I have had it in my mind for some time to sketch it. A couple in my line of vision also caught my eye, and I included them. They had a lot of interesting body language going, and it was fun to attempt to capture it in a sketch. In the end, however, I did not like the result, and so this afternoon I reworked the sketch.
This time I drew on a sheet of paper that was completely covered with a base of gold watercolor grounds. I drew with pastel pencil, added color with gouache, and left about a third of the gold grounds unpainted. The background figures are now simplified and less sharp.