We’ve been eating our apples, and our applesauce. Still, a yucky, non-pig-related bug gave us a visit over the weekend, leaving 2 of the kids down for the count. As for the rest of us, for now, health is our good companion. I’ve managed a few tiny drawings in the last few days, figuring that these daily dips into my sketchbook are also good for my health. I must admit though, that the sketches were drawn in the late evenings while indulging one of my not-so-guilty-pleasures, watching a BBC serial on a Netflix DVD. The miniseries of the week is called “The House of Elliott,” and is set in Britain in the 1920’s, which means it’s packed with interesting period details. I tried drawing characters as I watched, fascinated by haircuts, hats, and dramatic eyebrows.
This kind of quick pen sketch requires a fast eye and hand, and I was most pleased with the really quick sketches, the ones that managed to catch the lines and movement of the figures without being overworked.
After a few of these, I decide to draw my husband’s very still feet propped up on the coffee table, right in from of me, in my living room.
After I drew the foot sketch, I put my feet up too.