Monday, 27 August 2012

Grumpy Jack and Happy Holly

This afternoon I took Holly and Jack for a walk (they needed it-cabin fever and all that). It started to rain as usual and Holly decided to go on the swing with her brolly. She looks very lady like. Holly is looking over my shoulder and has just remarked she looks 'very British'. Jack was in a right grump and really did not want to cooperate. I decided to sketch them both since their body language and moods could not have been further apart!

I sketched this in the tent on the morning of Aug 17th. We had just experienced the night from hell. Winds were so extreme; JB reckoned they were a force gale 8. There was a tent down the hill from us with its roof totally ripped off. The camp manager, Brian said they had to clear away loads of collapsed tents; he said one tent had blown over from the neighboring campsite. My notes with this sketch read, ' Sitting in the tent all morning. Its gale force winds and hammering down with rain. Many tents have collapsed and people are going home. But not us. It's pretty scary so I'm drawing the corner of the tent to take my mind off the weather'.

Note: Both sketches did not scan so well but I thought I could take advantage of darker areas and make them part of the artwork by photoshopping a little!

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