This was inspired by a beggar I saw in Paris by the Notre Dame. Rather than begging, he was at least providing the public with music piped from his music box. There were a lot of ‘look out for pickpocket’ signs around the large attractions, so I figured he may be a distraction for some kid to go and do the dirty work.
My working sketchbook goes on adventures with me. Sometimes I’ll end up with ticket stubs or programs from events– and sometimes I’ve got worksheets from class, or doodles friends have given me. I like to keep these items organized chronologically, and stuff them in the back of my sketchbooks, where I’ve built a duct-tape pocket to prevent things from falling out. Now you can make one, too!