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A Bit of a Departure...

Art, Drawing, Fashion, SketchbookKate Marsden

I was really quite poorly last week (fingers crossed by the time you're reading this I'm completely better, I'm not at the time of writing - grrr). I took one day off, worked the next and overdid it - which is a very classic me thing to do. Anyway, towards the end of my day in bed I felt the urge to sketch, so I sketched the thing closest to me - the women on the cover of my wonderful book by Grace Bonney - In the Company of Women (which I mentioned in my 2017 goals post here). Anyway, a couple of days later I got the urge to work on it again and here's what I came up with....

Yes, quite the departure! Anyone who saw my illustrations when I studied fashion will probably recognise these ladies as I seem to have slipped back into my old style. Anyone who's been reading my blog for a while will know that I generally avoid drawing people (and then sharing those drawings!) but being ill does strange things to your brain!

I took my drawing directly from my sketchbook image below and redrew it 4 times before colouring it digitally. So that "I don't feel well, going to do a 5 minute doodle" thing went to plan. Possibly spent too much time on this when I had work to do as well, but there you go!

I then went on (on another day when I really didn't have time!) to draw myself...

Anyway. This has definitely got me thinking that I need to do more things like this - take a morning out (or an hour a day for a couple of days) and work something up properly like this, for no reason other than for fun. So watch this space for more (maybe!)...