If I had time to create yet another blog, I'd call it As Seen Around Austin. I'd post drawings of people I run into while out running errands around this city, like the guy I've pictured here. He works at the art store where I purchased my brushes earlier today.
I saved his image inside my head all afternoon, until I could take a break from work to draw him. I think he thought he was cool, his mascara-painted eye peeking out from under a curtain of hair that covered half of his face. A silver studded belt double-wrapped his waistless jeans. Not sure why he needed a belt at all, his jeans so tight he'd need a pocket blade to remove them. When he dropped my paintbrush on the floor, he struggled to stoop down. His tightly-wrapped jeans simply wouldn't allow his knees to bend properly.
His look is no doubt über-fashionable, in certain circles. But inside my circle, the guy's funny. I'm such an awful people watcher. I should have taken my camera to this past weekend's Urban Music Festival. Prime character studies I missed out on.
Maybe I'll find time to start that blog after all. Someday.