This past week I played 6 Wicked shows in 4 days…which meant that I had quite a bit of time to kill between shows on the two-service days. Times Square is a lively place, to say the least, and the people watching is always interesting and often entertaining. While I could have sketched some of the topless ladies in the “Free Your Breasts/Free Your Mind” parade (or the man on the opposite side of the street with the “Jesus Saves” sign who was indignantly hurling insults at the parade), I chose to sketch some tamer “specimens.” The open air public park near the Gershwin Theater proved the perfect place to sit and work on some cartoon sketches. Here’s what caught my eye…
A middle-aged theater goer with her water bottle –
A young woman happily talking on her cell phone –
And, a middle-aged Asian man anxiously looking at his cell phone.