Lost Sight of My Pupils

August 30, 2009

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Reminds me of the old joke about the cross-eyed teacher: couldn’t control his pupils. Sorry


Granny Bling in Pen and Ink

August 30, 2009

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Couldn’t help but notice this lady’s huge chain. She also had a virtual swag of glasses – changed them every few minutes, depending on the task at hand.


Leisure Suit in Pen and Ink

August 27, 2009

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This drawing is almost bordering on caricature. The man steadied himself with a cane and so wasn’t terribly mobile. I thought he would present the perfect subject; interesting and not terribly active, so plenty of time to study and capture the detail of the facial features and so on. Almost as soon as I started sketching, my pen leaked all over my hands. Sometimes these things are meant to happen. Rather than stop, I just used the ink on my fingers to smear in the background and to denote a little texture on the suit.


Walcha’s Got Everything (pen and ink wash)

August 25, 2009

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I drew this at the Gunnedah markets, in the same session as the Apple Eater lady. In this instance, the subject was a stall owner who was chatting to a companion. They were lamenting the sorry state of affairs in the locality, whereby the neighbouring town of Walcha allegedly receives every benefit imaginable to mankind while their locality does it hard. I can’t comment other than to say that either is a nice place to visit. Had a flying saucer landed in the middle of the markets, her response would have been, “a bigger one landed in Walcha last week.” Behind it all, she was having the time of her life, though.

In this sketch, I did my best to capture her weathered, somewhat resigned and slightly laconic disposition.


Study in line and form

August 25, 2009

Figure drawing study

Lately, have attempted to use line to model form. Finding it harder to than expected. It’s always easier to fall back to old habits and the safety of what you know.


Apple Eater at the Markets

August 22, 2009

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Drew this in Gunnedah, at the local markets. This lady was chewing on an apple, checking out the merchandise on display. It was a glorious day, marred only by a leaky brush-pen. There was more ink on my fingers than the page.


Fuzzy Fleece 2

August 18, 2009

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This is a different take on the same subject as Fuzzy Fleece Jacket

I was quite taken by this man’s restful air, which seemed to come through in the way he sprawled across the seat and most of the carriage. Some people just command their own space, even when they’re not trying.