>I Draw in Church – textures by NapkinDad | Jun 13, 2010 | 2 comments TweetEmailSumo TweetEmail> I love seeing people all in a row with strikingly different hair, skin, fabric and style. Church is perfect for that sort of people watching.Drawing by Marty Coleman of The Napkin Dad DailyDrawn 7/12/09, All Souls Unitarian Church, Tulsa, OK Like this:Like Loading... 2 Comments The Napkin Dad on 06/15/2010 at 2:12 AM >Hi Julia, interesting question. I say yes, I see in 'art'. I see what I can make of reality. I see how I can stylize, symbolize and simplify. I look at details and the more details I see the more I love them, and the person, place or thing they belong to. My mind is always seeing composition, always seeing patterns and textures, always seeing color and tones. Then I start to think about what mark I might make that will explain it. Then again my mark making is an excuse, it's my justification for staring. I have to stare, otherwise how can I draw it, right? It's like a little kid who sees a kitten or a turtle or a flower and just has to touch it, just has to have it. I know I can't have that hair of the women in front of me, or the plaid shirt of the man in front of her. But I can possess it if I draw it. Being an artist and drawing all the time has created in me an eye that loves to look because I know so much is there to see. Reply Julia Kirt on 06/14/2010 at 9:44 PM >Do you see in illustration? Curious how all this dedicated drawing affects how you look. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Sign me up for weekly Napkin Recap Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.