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Illustration Friday – Detach

Illustration Friday – Detach


Everyone weekend I take to the field and play Hockey! I love the game!
Sadly though, this years’ season I’ve had quite a bit of bad luck, with injuries. Specifically my right ankle.

So far I’ve spent a month off after I rolled it so badly, it bruised half way up my shin. Then coming back all fired up – but I copped a heavy whack into the very same ankle, by a hockey ball hit at a tremendous speed, at close range – not 30 seconds into the game. GRR!

YEP! What I wouldn’t give to be able to detach that injured ankle, joint or foot and replace it with a brand new one!

I shouldn’t of, but I did play Saturday just gone, as the team would of been short players, and I did my best to half limp/run…. it was an important game, we needed to secure our place in the top four, to continue onto hopefully a Grand Final in coming weeks.

I can happily say we won (2 – 1) and I’m just praying my ankle heals up super fast, this next week, so I can keep playing to the end of season and come home with a medal in my hand!

Fancy pants, Big Nogg’n

Fancy pants, Big Nogg’n

I bought some new sexy ink pens! Faber-Castell, 8PITT artist pen MANGA Set. That’s the official name anyhow. Basically they’re all slightly different gradients of grey’s. So I had a little play with them whilst watching some bad TV… using one of my favourite 50’s photo books to use as a basis to sketch from.

And I know I should be filling out my moleskin pages on the days I’m drawing, but I have too many vacant pages damnit! So I’m just filling them up when I get the urge to draw! This guys head mutated slightly… but I was drawing in a dull lit room whilst watching TV. =)

You can tell I’m just not in the mood to sit and do long arduous sketches lately. I suppose I’m being lazy, but surely this will help my drawing skills in some manner? Or perhaps I’m just making excuses, to bad so sad.

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Fancy pants, Big Nogg’n, originally uploaded by Sandymichelle.

We’re a Happy Family

We’re a Happy Family

I came across a really cool old photograph, which was in the back of one of my visual diary pockets, along with a couple of others. For some reason I hadn’t realised how sinister it looked until I started concentrating on features and expressions.

I really love the results. The little girl looks quite upset, she’s probably just being told to pipe down and sit still for the photo! I’m not even sure who these people are, although upon showing the hubby tonight, he seems to think it’s his Grandfather.