There is some ambiguity in my title…but that’s not bad, I think. It suggest people eating but also the kind of mild canibalism my looking at them eating, and drawing them, is… In fact, what I do is not always kind (even if I’m not deliberately mean). It seems that looking at people (and even more, photographing or drawing them) while they eat it’s not quite polite… Not as bad as peeping tom but not very far away… Degas did it. Toulouse Lautrec did it. Why not me?
Well…when the wind is howling, in the long, extra long, Quebec winter (you’ll notice maybe that the following drawings were made in MARS 06) you’ll do almost anything to pass your time. And if you like drawing, you draw wathever stays in place (relatively) for a few minutes. And since eating demands that you sit… The place where I do this voyeurism exercise is a kind of mall concentration of fast food joints I call The FAST Food Pit (or, in French, Le Trou a bouffe)… So, here they are: