Thursday, July 24, 2008
Cosmetic Surgery and Flowers
This was one of those 'quickies' that just did not go well at all. I used my Lamy Safari fountain pen and attempted to sketch my fireplace from a position on my sofa that Houdini would have been proud of while watching a film, that I'd flicked over to half way through, that made absolutely no sense to me at all.
When I finally got up from the sofa and looked at my sketch I hated it...You know that feeling right, when you have the sudden urge to rip it from the book because it's spoiling everything?
How precious our supposed 'sketchbooks' become!
Instead, I took it into the studio and gave it some cosmetic surgery which I think improved it....slightly!
This is another of those quick sketches that was a bit of a flop, sketched in record time while visiting a friend for coffee. I put my surgeon gloves on, grabbed my scalpel (white gel pen) and got a little creative and I like how lively it turned out.
I think I'm getting rather good at surgery.
Now I know you are tempted, I can understand that, but I'm sorry to inform you that I am not accepting clients at this present time.