It was a hot day, back in October and the schools were on holiday. A teacher friend and I decided to meet up at Sea point pool and go for a swim. The pool is incredibly beautiful and I strongly recommend any who visit Cape Town and have some time to kill to go to Sea point pool for a chill.
It so happened that the pool was under refurbishment before the December craziness and so was out of action. My friend and I enjoyed a cup of coffee nearby then went our separate ways. I was in no rush so I went back to the pool. There were some tables nearby where Ice cream was being sold…And I had my trusty sketchbook!
I took a seat and covertly started sketching those around me: I had a watery purple paint to start with and then added details with black fineliner. One of the people I was drawing, unnexpectedly got up and walked towards me…I had been seen! When sneakily sketching someone, rule number 1 is: Don’t t be observed…I was chastising myself. With regret I showed her my drawing and this lead to a 15 minute convo about Brazil and ourselves. She was a retired Brazillian business woman who had come to South Africa to learn English.
A good day of drawing and chatting was had by all! Below are some of my sketches.