Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Young Democrats

Thanks to Zac, I found out there was to be a meeting of the Young Democrats downtown at Ember (42 West Central Boulevard). When I entered the place was bustling with activity. I walked around searching for signs of the Democratic meeting. One area on the opposite side of this bar was roped off for a private gathering but I never saw signs of an organized meeting. I finally decided to sketch the folks who were gathered after work to drink, laugh and talk. With the constant flow of people the sketch was of course a challenge but I did manage to catch the people that most interested me. The people I was sketching probably were Democrats and this social gathering was "the meeting" that I was looking for.
A waitress warned me that the table I was sitting at was reserved but the party wouldn't arrive for another hour so I could sketch till then. With this deadline in the back of my head, I made sure to work fast and get out. I never even had a drink. I am always surprised when no one asks if I would like a drink at a bar.

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