Steve's Sketchbook - Impatient Guy

Something New

Steve’s Sketchbook - Impatient Guy

For today, here’s something new. I’m calling it Steve’s Sketchbook. Because I plan to do some sketches of different types and post them here. And because it is alliterative. Who doesn’t love alliteration? Anyway, for this first entry, I sketched a guy. And he looks rather impatient. As you can see, he appears to be tapping his right foot while putting his hands on his sides in a “hurry up” kind of posture.

You can just imagine him sighing heavily every few minutes. Tapping his foot loudly. Crossing his arms, and then putting his hands on his sides again. Maybe even pacing back and forth. Maybe even rolling his eyes whenever any little thing happens that does not involve his getting whatever he wants. You know, impatient kinds of things.

Be Patient

I have no idea why he is impatient or what he is waiting for. I guess I hadn’t thought that whole part through. But these days I see lots of impatient people around. This typifies many of them, even if most of them aren’t wearing a fedora.

You can see people like this at fast-food restaurants if it is taking longer than a minute or two to get their order. Or you can see people like this in the checkout lines at the grocery store when someone in front of them has lots of items or when the checker is not the winner of the Captain Speedy award. Maybe you see them at the post office waiting to buy stamps. Or maybe at the airport waiting to board a plane. Hopefully, you don’t see someone like this when you look in a mirror.

We all have problems with patience sometimes. In this world of immediacy, patience is often in short supply. Do your best to see that you don’t contribute to the impatient population.

Bible Verse

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. - Galatians 5:22-23

About the Sketch

This digital sketch was created on my iPhone, if you are wondering. For this particular one, I used the Adobe Draw app, although I have since moved on to other things. I also used a digital pencil instead of just sketching with my finger. That made it much easier.

As you can see, I like the rough sketch look here, showing how things started out underneath the final version. I could have turned that layer off, but I like how it shows a little bit of the process. It also shows that I did not have a clear idea of what I wanted to do when I started. This one was just a “start sketching and see what happens” thing, which was kind of fun.

This also shows that I am not a trained artist, nor do I know all that much about art, actually. I just do what seems like fun sometimes. Because who says you have to be an expert in something to have some fun trying it?


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Burnsland is Steve Burns, with generous help from his lovely wife Laura. Steve is a husband, father, photographer, webmaster, writer, podcaster, artist, Christian. Steve enjoys sharing his photography, art, and stories through Burnsland.com, from the Burnsland World Headquarters in Tennessee.