Another quick sketch. When I’m busy it’s good to just get something down on paper, even if it is only a few lines. This was done with a calligraphy marker pen. I just drew our Sunday paper, although I didn’t get time to read it. So much going on in the world, even without covid19. Planes engines on fire, princesses possibly falsely imprisoned. Politics and uprisings. Tomorrow this will be yesterday’s news….
Then #30daysketchbookchallenge is ‘disposable’ today. I decided to draw newspapers and magazines which are better than plastic cups or disposable plastic wrappers. After all today’s newspaper is tomorrow’s chip paper….
When your husband goes shopping….. Not sure which of these are essential… Day thirteen, #30daysketchbookchallenge, watercolour sketch, gloves, whisky, cycling magazine and newspaper. A very male collection of purchases.
I drew an empty box and envelopes for my #bandofsketchers prompt today. I included the newspaper to make it more interesting. Just a fine line pen on cartridge paper. I get a lot of enjoyment out of these prompts. Helping me keep my hand in…
Its aa little thing, but my painting of the Burslem Riot is on the back of a friends book. She’s in the newspaper today and you can clearly see my image on the back of her book. The problem is the article is about the local dialect which she writes about, not about my painting. So I guess I can’t complain. But my images do crop up and I don’t get recognition. I should have put something up where they are on display (in the now closed Leopard Hotel in Burslem), but I didn’t think about it, and then I didn’t organise it, and now it’s all locked up. Thinking if putting a letter through the front door infroducing myself as the artist who painted them. I hope they don’t get ripped out!
Things to do when self isolating. And to prevent cabin fever…
Can I recommend joining an urban sketchers group and following one of the ‘drawing indoors’ challenges that are being set up. The first I knew about it was a Facebook post from Urban Sketchers in London. They had decided to do a thirty day challenge while they spend enforced time at home. After all you only need a pen or pencil and some paper.
My branch of Urban Sketchers in Stoke-on-Trent are thinking of doing the same…
Is your cat asleep on your Sunday paper? Snuggled up and warm? How can I possibly move him…. Two hours… Four hours.. Finally he went off for some food an I got the chance to read the paper.
I think cats can sleep up to 16 hours a day? well I might be wrong. Mine usually find the warmest spot and snooze. Sometimes when they are dreaming they twitch. That’s interesting to watch, whiskers and paws moving rapidly. Tail flicking. Ears moving. What interesting dreams they must have….
Cats are beautiful to paint, they are sleek and lithe. They make interesting shapes and are graceful. As you can tell I’m a fan.