Yesterday I wanted to continue drawing a sketch for a post-apocalyptic story of mine just a bit more before I got to work, so I went to one of my favourit spots at the Cineplexx near the Danube river. But as it was still very early in the morning (I try to get up at 6 AM every day) the cleaning person had put two seats in front of every entrance to the food court, thus not allowing intruders like me to enter.
No problem, I said, and waited untill the café right next to the food court opened its doors.
This had happened before, so I knew the café and knew that it was more or less affordable. You know, christmas is coming 🙂
And although I had been in this café before, I made the same mistake I do everytime I get into that café: I chose the wrong table. I chose the table with the wall behind me, a table on which you can comfortably overlook a big part of the scene. The kind of table I would – by instinct – usually choose if I wanted to draw some of the cafè’s early birds.
But you can see the problem with this table in the image below:
The light is very dim. As always, I didn’t notice it at first. I just wondered why I was that tired and even dizzy after drawing just an hour or something. If you are writing or drawing you get tired faster if the light is not right. This is even more so, if you are constantly getting not enough sleep.
So, when you are sitting in a café and you do not want to chat with somebody, but want to get some work done, always choose the table with the best light. Even if you feel very exposed on this table.
About six metres to the right of “my” table the space opens up a little bit and the tables have additional LED lights. I will sit down by one of these tables from now on.