The Match!

6 Jul

06 the matchHusb and I went to a local pub to watch today’s rugby international, Australia vs The British and Irish Lions. It was a terrific atmosphere and we had lunch there too, pie and mash. They make their own pies so I indulged myself with a lamb and mint pie with shortcrust pastry and cheesy mash. mmmmmmmmm :). Top notch pub grub.

The rugby was excellent; we won by 41 points to 16. The commentary was in Italian but it didn’t matter. For readers outside rugby-playing countries, it’s a bit like American Football but without the protective clothing and probably more violent. Great stuff.

I spent a while scanning the pub to find the focal point for my drawing and settled on the elderly guy with the rather strange haircut. Once I sketched him, the rest fell into place. I used Faber Castell Pitt drawing pens in sepia, sizes S, F and M into my A5 clothbound sketchbook that I’d prepared with some ripped brown wrapping paper. I picked up on some highlights with a white conte crayon.

17 Responses to “The Match!”

  1. martinsdoodles July 9, 2013 at 11:26 #

    Great drawing, was also in a pub on Saturday morning, really enjoyed that 🙂

  2. Nancy Farmer July 8, 2013 at 11:17 #

    Lovely!
    …I think you forgot to mention in your comparison of rugby and American football – also without the committee meetings every five minutes 😉 …and much more mud.

    • Rosie Scribblah July 10, 2013 at 08:25 #

      ah yes – the mud. They should combine it with Glastonbury 🙂

  3. anna warren portfolio July 7, 2013 at 08:51 #

    Oops, should have said British (and Irish)!

  4. anna warren portfolio July 7, 2013 at 08:51 #

    So much character in that face! And its a great composition, the brown paper really enhances the work. Those pies sound very good …. when there are sporting matches Australia v England I always support the winners (since I have two passports I can!)

    • Rosie Scribblah July 7, 2013 at 08:54 #

      Thank you. He was terrific to draw and when there’s a match on, people stay still for ages.

  5. Russell. July 7, 2013 at 00:20 #

    Brilliant Rosie, you even caught the rugby players on the screen, mmmmmm pub food. Russell.

  6. notes to the milkman July 6, 2013 at 23:53 #

    For people outside rugby playing countries the object of the game is to score tries but the winning team is the one that kicks the most penalties.

  7. occasionalartist July 6, 2013 at 23:35 #

    A bit of a thrashing for the Australians, but we will have you next time. Great drawing, it gives a great feel of the atmosphere. i really love how you draw on the different textures, colours and papers. The brown paper on the white adds such interest to your drawings and I find them very inspiring. I am looking at my paper collection with new interest in how to combine them. Karen

    • Rosie Scribblah July 7, 2013 at 08:48 #

      oooo fighting talk 😉 I love mixing papers. I’m a real paper geek. I have made up my own paper swatch and I sit and look at it lovingly. Maybe that’s a bit weird?

      • occasionalartist July 7, 2013 at 12:04 #

        I am not sure of our fighting ability Aussies are not doing well on the sporting arena at the moment. My nephew went to the Melbourne test and said it was one of the best sporting crowds he had been in and the British fans were amazing.
        I am also a paper geek, I went to Paris last year and my prized purchase was a large roll of assorted hand made papers from Sennelier. A major pain to get home to Australia, but so worth it. I haven’t used them yet, but I do take them out to admire and pat lovingly.

  8. Helen Cherry July 6, 2013 at 23:33 #

    Love it and did smile at your descriptions of your day 🙂

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