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.

8 Responses to “Any Port In A Storm”

  1. Alli Farkas October 28, 2013 at 01:10 #

    Here’s hoping most of the storm path miraculously skips over you!

    • Rosie Scribblah October 28, 2013 at 01:58 #

      Thanks, it’s very calm at the moment but the forecast says it’s slower than expected.

  2. cavepainter October 28, 2013 at 00:52 #

    An ice cream shop open in that weather? The one here is only open late spring to early fall because they figure no one wants ice cream when it’s cold. Maybe that’s why they’re going out of business…

    • Rosie Scribblah October 28, 2013 at 02:00 #

      Ice cream is good at any time of year lol. They serve hot drinks and snacks as well in the colder months and were packed today.:)

  3. Helen Cherry October 28, 2013 at 00:12 #

    the calm before the storm here at 11.15pm in Cambridgeshire..

  4. kate wilson October 28, 2013 at 00:00 #

    You’ve caught it!
    It’s very windy here in Devon too – and raining.

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