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Feet And Faffing

18 Dec


Husb and I spent a week in Malta, which is why I haven’t done much blogging, because Internet access was poor and we were out walking, exploring and drawing every day.

When I am in a new place, it’s difficult to know what to draw. I don’t want to do tourist attractions, nice views and stuff like that because it’s been done before. But I can’t afford to faff around either so I try to find something that catches my eye, to get in some practice even if it’s not particularly inspirational.

I drew this in St. George’s Square in Valetta, sitting down relaxing in the heat. The chap behind the bench was cooling his feet. I scribbled them. Drawn with a Faber Castell Pitt drawing pen size F into my A5 Tate Gallery sketchbook.

Framing And Faffing

26 Nov

Husb and I went to Ikea today to get a load of frames. I used to send my exhibition work to framers but it’s horrendously expensive and there’s no guarantee that a buyer will like the frame anyway. I’ve made a number of sales where I’ve had to take the work out of it’s bespoke frame to sell it unframed, so now I use ready-made frames and sell at a considerably lower price. I use plain black that doesn’t detract from the artwork. I’ll be finishing off the current group of drawing / prints for my new exhibition in December over the next few days and then mounting and framing and mirror-plating next week. One day I’ll be rich enough to employ minions to do it for me. One day………. 😉

26 husb setteeMy daily scribble is of Husb faffing about with his laptop on the settee. I’ve sketched him from above because I’ve done him from a conventional angle so many times that I’m bored. But drawing must be done every day, just as a singer must practice their scales every day. I used a Faber Castell Pitt drawing pen in sepia, size F into my A5 clothbound sketchbook.

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