OUR TRAVELS in the last week have taken us from Morecambe Bay on the west coast to
the Dinosaur Coast at Scarborough on the east with a short break in between to make
a start on the scenery for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs for the Pageant Players
at the their new home in the assembly hall attached to the light and lofty mezzanine
entrance hall to Horbury High School.
A start on the dwarfs’ cottage.
But it’s great today to get back to some everyday errands and take a few minutes
when I find myself waiting here and there to draw whatever is around me.
Sox the border collie at Rickaro bookshop is doing well after being very ill with
an infection. She’s sitting up and taking notice again.
I drew my hand (above) in Staedtler Drawing Pen, which is waterproof, for the pen
and watercolour sketch above but as Sox is black and white I switched to my Rotring
ArtPen with the smooth-flowing ‘M’ nib.
Drawing is such a good way of winding down after a busy week and I like the way the
ArtPen just flows along as I draw the chimney. Chimneys are ideal if you’ve only
got a moment: they’re a complete architectural detail in themselves and, if you find
you have a little more time to draw, you can start adding the surrounding roof.