Just an ordinary waiting room, no big deal. It could be anywhere or anyone. Soft murmuring. A TV drones in the distance.
I use the sight-size method to measure the proportions. To do that, I hold the sketchbook vertically and make horizontal and vertical markings for basic spacing. Then I work out the one-point perspective carefully with a pencil and ruler.
I'm interested in the bones of the scene, the raw grit of tone, the color of memories. Also, I've been looking at a lot of Walker Evans photos. So I reach for black and white.
You can see what I'm looking at in this tilt-up video (Link to 10-second video on Facebook). I'm fascinated by the soft reflections on the polished floor. Where the sun shines directly on the floor it makes a bright slash.
A guy leans into the tiny light of his phone, which must hold infinite depths for him.