Fat Guy with a Little Phone...
Please indulge me and imagine Chris Farley saying the title of this blog post. If you don't know what I'm talking about, click here to see the Fat Guy in a Little Coat scene from the nineties movie Tommy Boy.
With 15 minutes to kill at Starbucks, this guy's active and somewhat frantic demeanor while he was talking on the phone captivated me.
I started with basic shapes also trying to get his overall posture correct. The slumped "wise-guy" kinda look was what I was after. I'm picturing Marlon Brando as Godfather.
Julia was sitting across from me and he was directly behind her. Every time he glanced at me I pretended to be looking at Julia. It was a bit of a cat and mouse routine for me. I'm not sure that it was working but he seemed much more interested in who ever he was on the phone with anyways.
His left hand was only up near the window initially. I had to do it from memory and that is why it looks funny. Next time I'll spend more time on the face, too, and not bother with the fingers; just leave it as a hand shape. 15 minutes just isn't enough time for that kind of detail.
Landon R. Wilson
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