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Any Port In A Storm

27 Oct

27 storm

The expected storm has been building all day and Husb, Teen-niece and I went for a VERY bracing walk along the seafront this morning at high tide to see the raging sea. It was fabulous but really hard work walking against the gales so we took refuge in a coveniently placed ice-cream parlour in the Waterfront Museum where I scribbled the mother and baby opposite. When you only have a few moments to capture people in line, you have to focus on what’s important, the essence of what you’re drawing; in this case their heads and hands, which convey the tender moment they were sharing. There’s enough there to build on if I want, and the less important details like clothes, furniture and background can be fudged later.

Drawn with a Faber Castell Pitt drawing pen, size F, into my A5 cloth-bound sketchbook with some brown wrapping paper stuck in with Pritt stick.

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