The deal with my daughter was that I would be allowed to draw her again (several of my previous attempts haven’t been that complimentary I suppose) if I would let her snooze on the couch through most of the morning. This is the result of the deal. Her hair looks like it was standing on end in this sketch…in reality her ‘just got out of bed’ hair doesn’t look that bad!
Yesterday I escaped from the house again…to go to the supermarket! Exciting times. Like last time I went there an hour and a half before they opened, and was in the first batch (of 100) to be allowed in. I took the opportunity to do this quick sketch while waiting…I don’t think they noticed me drawing them.
After a day of eating too much, opening gifts and drinking, what else is there to do but curl up in front of the TV. Here is my daughter doing exactly that on Christmas evening.
Quick sketch of my daughter snoozing in the morning after the prom the night before. Note the phone clutched in her hand! I think there is a bit of her leg missing too!
Sometimes in the evening, if I haven’t drawn all day, I just sketch the first thing I see. These are not my legs (which are much hairier), but my wife’s. I was quite pleased with the flesh tones I got on this – a complete fluke as I wasn’t taking much care.
Here is a quick sketch I did of my mum at Laxfield House – the nursing home she is temporarily staying in. Laxfield is in Brent Eleigh which is near Monks Eleigh where my sister lives. My brother-in-law told me that ‘Brent’ means burnt and the names of the two nearby villages refer to two brothers…one of whom befriended monks and the other who was burnt? I’ve probably got that wrong because I can’t find that story when I google it.
Here is my last sketch from my recent trip to Turks and Caicos – I overheard these ladies saying that they were all sisters…two more were to the right. I had to cut short my work in Turks and Caicos and head to the UK.
Here is one of my parents watching the TV. They don’t think much of it and said that “it’s awful”. Well, I admit that the sketch of my mum looks pretty dire and it doesn’t look like them very much, but I am trying! My other excuse is that it was done very quickly.
Last quick sketch at my parents house – a view I’ve done several times before, but still worth repeating.
Here is the sketch I did last night of my parents watching the “Antiques Road Show” on the TV. They said my drawing doesn’t look like them…but I beg to differ!