Sunday, September 28, 2008

you


Slipping in a quick post about drawing - because that's mainly what I've been up to last week. Pasted up 3m x 2.5 m of thick brown paper on the wall and am now working on 'H of H part#' - filling it up with lots of people - including you. Yes indeed ha! I've been plundering everyone's fb photos for inspiration. (Ha!) So there's boats, hair, grown ups on swings, children, dung beetles, people eating..whatever. Don't be shy now, step out of the shadows on to the paper..

Drawing seems to use a completely different part of the brain to writing (the editing part - is that right brain?) Most of the time is actually spent rubbing out lines, so the mind is completely blank.
The best thing is that my daughter draws too alongside - happily occupied for hours on end - drawing and colouring in bears with matching kites and matching plates of food. Hmmm I think I might steal some of those kites and put them in my picture.

Laters..

13 comments:

potdoll said...

can't wait to see it. will you include that glorious image you described of you and your daughter drawing side by side?

hope baby butternut makes it onto your creation!

Helen Smith said...

Sounds lovely.

Andy Phillips said...

I love drawing too, and on brown paper. Are you using charcoal?

Far Away said...

I am indeed Andy P.
Oooh you kept that one quiet! Must start a brown paper drawers fb group..

Actually I wanted to start a daft script ideas fb group (from that post ages ago) Anyone up for it?

Ta H

Pot I'll post a photo when it's finished (but none of me working - that'd be too much of a shock for the blog) No baby butternut.

Andy Phillips said...

Oh, yes please! Count me in for both.

Far Away said...

OK.


For Pot - a bit of work in progress - didn't have a wide enough lens to take the whole thing..

potdoll said...

Thank you. I absolutely love it. I am insanely jealous of your talent.

Helen Smith said...

Oh yes, I love it. I'm insanely jealous, too. Would love to be able to draw.

Far Away said...

Awww thanks girls!

Andy Phillips said...

Graceful lines!

Far Away said...

Ta

Lianne said...

hey FA - I like the idea of the fb drawing group! One of the advantages of my day job is that it is in an art college, so I get to do classes for free - starting a couple of drawing classes next week. Can't wait to get the pencils out! I'm feeling so much more inspired by drawing than by writing at the moment...

Far Away said...

great Lianne!
Yes a group that makes links between writing and drawing and inspiration etc (rather than a storyboarding type thing....)