I can't tell you how much it means to me that so many of you are happy to join me on this detour from my usual craft. It's taken me by surprise too.
So what am I attempting at the moment.......yikes ....people.
I know my drawing is pretty unaccomplished , but simple people , you know sort of cartoonish...is that what I mean ? ....I could have a go at those.........maybe.
This is not my work......but Mum's wonderful painting, so full of life and well observed people.
Each week we head off, just the two of us , into the city , to the ice rink. It's always nice to get a bit of one to one time with any of my boys, so I enjoy our chats in the car , catching up with each others news.
Once we are there and he's got his skates on and gone off for his lesson I usually sit and crochet or read.
That was my plan last week, but instead I pulled out a note book and pen and did a little sketch of what I could see around me. Really noticing the environment that is so full of life and colour and very familiar to me nowadays.
Then at home I started to draw....first in pencil, then in really fine pen.....this one doesn't erase.
Oh it was hard drawing the people.....I haven't tried to do that since I was at school ( a LONG time ago ) but after much pondering and rubbing out I was reasonably happy with the results.
Here is the picture before colouring...........
As you can see it's got a lot going on , but that is what it's like at the ice rink and I wanted to capture a moment in time almost. I wanted it to be well observed and a record of something that I could not easily take a pretty photo of .
And ,well, I think it does that.........
You may need to click on the picture to see it clearly
What do I think of it ? Well.....I think it shows how little drawing experience I really have, much more than my last picture.
But hey I'm still happy that I had a go and recorded a part of life with my rapidly growing boys .
Overall I think it's FUN . It was fun to do....and I hope it made you smile.