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Ow! Ow! Ow!

11 Jun

11 owowow

I’ve done a lot of walking today, trying to find something to sketch but I was so distracted by the pain from the hideous gnatbites over my legs that I couldn’t find anything that sparked me enough to stop and draw. So I went home, sat down and drew my painful pustules. I’m trying not to take any antihistamines until bedtime because they zonk me out in the day.

I’ve drawn this in my A5 pink silk sari recycled sketchbook with Faber Castell Pitt drawing pens sizes S, F and B in sepia with Vermilion and Deep Red Winsor & Newton Drawing Inks applied with a sable brush. I’ve tried to express the pain by using quite jagged mark-making.

Now I’ve done my blog, I can take the medication zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Allotment Gnats

10 Jun

10 spots

We stayed too late on t’allotment last night and became fodder for swarms of gnats intent on eating us alive. Here’s my neck! The bites hurt! So I took some antihistamine medicine. The label warns that it may make some people drowsy. It’s knocked me senseless!!! I’ve been at sixes and sevens all day and I’m too woozy to draw so I thought I’d show you some of my sketchbooks.

10 sketchbooks

It’s been almost 2 years since I started blogging and here are most of the sketchbooks I’ve been using. The biggest are the two recycled sari silk ones, they’re about size A5 (about 8 x 6 inches or 210 x 148mm). They’re all small enough to fit into a bag or pocket. I love sketchbooks – they’re such gorgeous little objects 🙂

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