Stuff Behind My Eyes

28 May

Had a day away from the studio today to catch up on admin and do things I’d been putting off for a while, like getting an eye test. I’ve been squinting for a good while now and need new specs so finally got round to it today. I like the bit when the optician shines a light into your eyes and you have to look in different directions while they check out the back of your eye. If you concentrate, you can see all sorts of weird stuff going on quite clearly. Loads of veins snaking from the centre and little moon-like craters set against a backdrop that looked a bit like honeycomb and all bathed in an eerie red glow. I don’t like the bit when they puff a jet of air into your eye but the peripheral vision test was fun because I had to don an eyepatch. They’d run out of adult ones, so I was sitting in Boots the Chemist in a kids black eyepatch with a skull and crossbones on it!

While I was waiting for my appointment, I did a quick sketch of an elderly lady going through the paperwork for her new specs. She could hardly see and had a very pronounced squint that went when she tried on her new glasses.


6 Responses to “Stuff Behind My Eyes”

  1. Hansi May 29, 2012 at 15:09 #

    Hard to draw and paint without good eyesight. Sculpture, well that’s a different matter.

  2. karasartisticaladventures May 28, 2012 at 22:11 #

    ”and had a very pronounced squint that went when she tried on her new glasses.”
    hehe sounds very much like a cartoon moment!
    I wonder if the same thing happens to me when i put my specs on?!

  3. davidreidart May 28, 2012 at 22:10 #

    Ha ha! What a coincidence! I was getting an eye test this afternoon too. First one. What a strange experience No eye patch for me though! Nice drawing.

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