Cell phone users hold predictable poses for relatively long periods. They’re oblivious to the world around them, making them good sketching subjects.
This man in France was talking energetically while gesturing with the non-phone hand. His right hand held a slip of paper and a pen.
The fact that people gesture while talking on cell phones suggests that hand movements benefit the speaker more than the hearer.
When men check messages, they usually stand with their feet wide apart and their pelvis forward. They duck their chin to their chest and hold the cellphone against the base of their sternums.
Children melt into their chairs. They totally relax their legs and feet. The outer world disappears. They fall into a reverie. Their minds link with the machine.
(Note: We’re home now in New York. Many of the upcoming posts will be from places we’ve been over the last two months--western USA and Europe. I’m just catching up from a lot of material generated over the last month of touring. I’ll try to keep the Facebook page updated with what we’re doing and what’s coming up.)