The most basic element of art is line. Using a bold fibre-tipped ink pen I sketched a few items on the table in the cafe and applied ink wash later. I had in mind John Minton’s cook book illustrations in which he fills the whole space.
Sketching in situ like this means you don’t set out to represent the scene precisely, but to illustrate certain aspects. The wobbly lines are their own style, which I really like.