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.


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.