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28 Drawings Later – Days 5 and 6

Two in one again today. The first one isn’t technically a drawing I suppose, but never mind. It’s an experiment with the text from the story.

Day 5

And today’s effort is a set of quick character sketches for the youngest, prettiest daughter.  When you put ‘pretty’ into flickr or google image search you get a lot of loose waves and enormous eyes.  Combine this with my tendency to draw people in an overly cartoony style and this is the sort of thing you get.  I think this is exacerbated by using photos, so at some point this month I will endeavour to draw from life…  But not on this day.

Day 6 - The Daughter

28 Drawings Later – Days 3 and 4

Because I did not post yesterday, today you get 2 drawings in one go.  How delightful.  You can see even more if you go on the 28 Drawings Later Facebook page, which I urge you to do.  I love basically everything on there.  Although a word of warning – don’t go expressing your love by clicking ‘like’ on every other picture unless you are happy for them to clog up all your friends’ stalkerfeeds.  I did that the first day and my flatmates signed in to just see about 30 pictures by strangers on their home page, with nary a status update about how that person you knew in school fifteen years ago ‘ate a really nice biscuit’ to be seen.

In other news, if you happen to be in Pitlochry this evening (well, it could happen) why not head to the Festival Theatre at 9.30pm?  They are running an event as part of the Winter Words Festival called Fearie Tales, where actors read out scary fairy stories, and tonight (after an evening with Neil Oliver, which sounds delightful) they are reading one of mine.  It’s called Daniel and the Witch and it’s probably excellent, but that is not really for me to say.

Day 3 - A Broken Compass

East of the Sun, West of the Moon – you’re going to need some sort of navigational help to find that place aren’t you.

His Wife

The kind but poor gentleman’s wife.  I don’t know how she got her hair like that.

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