I wish living was more like drawing

I had a totally rotten day today. Steam-pressure-stress type of day. Luckily, I was able to divert my attention into drawing and listening to James Herriot on audiotape.  Very comforting! 🙂

Apparently I’m not alone in my audiobook-while-drawing indulgence, as I found out from Jesse’s post on this topic.  I find that listening to a story while I draw sort of tangles that story into my drawing – I can remember what parts of the story I was listening to by looking at the bits of drawing I was working on at the time.  Creates a strange sort of combination, my own Antjie Donder character evoking bits of “Let Sleeping Vet’s Lie”.  🙂

Here is a close up of the front of Antjie’s coat.  She is insisting on turning out far more genteel in as a drawing that she was as either a doll or a story:

I’m not sure what to put in her pocket.  She already has a shopping bag with a doll and a dead pigeon in it, an old telephone and some tin cans in her handbag.  But what would she have in her pocket?  Something normal like a comb?  It has to be something fairly flat to fit into that pocket…

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. emmanence
    May 12, 2011 @ 21:20:43

    Not sure how you could/would draw it, but I thought of a shiny piece of tinsel or glittery paper that is folded into something like a handkerchief? Or a pencil or two. Or a small clock.

  2. Marijke
    May 13, 2011 @ 07:08:34

    Wat van ‘n new york subway pass? ‘n Kers, as dit plat genoeg is? Speelkaarte?

  3. masha
    May 13, 2011 @ 07:10:30

    Aargh glittery paper! I’m not sure my pen-and-ink skills stretch to that! 🙂 But I quite like an alarm clock peeping out of her pocket. Although that might make too many “time” related things, what with all the wrist watches she is wearing. I think there will have to be pencils along with whatever else is in there…

  4. masha
    May 13, 2011 @ 07:11:38

    O! Subway pass! Speelkaarte is ook lekker. En veral ‘n kers. Baie lekker idees.

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