Couples And Irony.

14 Feb

Ink sketch: couples on Valentine's night.


We went out for a lovely meal this evening, because it’s Valentine’s Day and because we don’t need much of an excuse to go to PAs in Mumbles, one of our favourite restaurants. Usually when we eat out, we’re surrounded by families, single sex groups, friends on a night out but tonight it was only couples, which was a bit weird but also a bit lovely because the people in there ranged from twenty-somethings to eighty-somethings, all focussed on each other, holding hands, smiling. Dead soppy but nice at the same time.

We had a gorgeous meal and I thought I’d do some scribbling between courses as I don’t have a problem chatting and drawing, so I started sketching a youngish couple across the restaurant. Then the main course came and by the time I’d finished it, an elderly couple had arrived and sat in front of the original couple. I’d already sketched in the table and things on it, so what to do? Stop and start again? Well no. This is real life and things don’t always run smoothly, so I drew the new couple in over the existing drawing. It makes the elderly man look transparent. But it’s what happened, so here it is.

There was music playing in the background. It’s never loud in there, just nicely ambient but I noticed this track tonight because I think someone on the staff was having a laugh, given the occasion; Roy Orbison’s ‘It’s Over’ 🙂

6 Responses to “Couples And Irony.”

  1. An Elephant's Child February 15, 2012 at 18:28 #

    The transparency of the older man makes him look sort of ghostly.
    Like the older couple are the future of the younger couple, still together many years on.
    Quite seredipidous really.
    I like it 😀

    • Rosie Scribblah February 15, 2012 at 18:52 #

      ooh that never occurred to me at the time, but you’re right. 🙂

  2. ziggyshortcrust February 14, 2012 at 22:45 #

    I’m impressed that you can chat and draw. Happy Valentine’s Day.

    • Rosie Scribblah February 15, 2012 at 09:56 #

      haha only with Husb – he doesn’t seem to mind if I lose the thread of the conversation. Poor thing, he puts up with a lot lol

  3. jhv57 February 14, 2012 at 22:08 #


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