I made another trip to our museum. I’m still amazed at how tired I can become just getting there, but got there I did. It’s the last week of the Hergé exhibition and I hadn’t actually viewed it seriously. The exhibit emphasizes the process of creating Tin Tin, Herge’s famous comic series and so there’s lots to read and look at. Not much to draw.
I hobbled around the exhibit, reading everything and studying the artwork. It’s a really good exhibit in my opinion. But finally I had to sit down, completely exhausted. It must be the weight of the cane that’s wearing me out (grin).
After a while I decided that I needed to draw something, so I combined getting a cup of coffee with drawing one of the weather vanes on display in the cafeteria. It’s not much and like eating a single Gummi bear, not quite enough, but it formed a satisfying end to yet another sketchless sketcher day.
When I was a kid I remember Howdy-Doody and Buffalo Bob, Captain Kangaroo, and Sheri Lewis and Lamp Chop. When my daughter was little she watched Mister Rogers and Sesame Street. Kid shows with a mix of adult and puppet characters have always been popular.
A show I never did see was very popular in Quebec and involved Bobinette, a wooden-headed puppet, and Bobino, a guy sporting a vest and bowler hat. I’d heard of Bobinette but never seen her until, because of rain (again) we were forced into the museum. A new display provided some insight into this early TV show and provided a chance to draw her. The show was called Bobino and ran from 1957 to 1985. Bobinette was Bobino’s sister. Isn’t she a doll?
With all the 100people2017 stuff going on, I forgot to post this sketch that I did last week at our museum. I’ve looked at this headdress several times and each time I convinced myself that I wasn’t up to depicted all those feathers with pen and ink. In a crazy moment I started drawing it. The biggest challenge was keeping my eyes from crossing as I tried to follow the feather contours. I was pleased with the outcome, though. Hope you like it.
Stillman & Birn Beta (8×10), Pilot Falcon, DeAtramentis Document Black (diluted 1:2)
Due to lots of snow removal, going to sketchrawls, and general winter sloth, I am once again behind in my blogging. This sketch was done at the Musee de la Civilisation last Tuesday, I think. I like it a lot, mostly because I really enjoyed getting caught up in the detail of these beautiful boots. I hope you agree. I also hope I can get caught up ‘real soon’, like that’s gonna happen (grin).
It’s winter and so my feet move me, without thought, to the local museum for sketching sessions. This day was no different and I found myself in the tiny “attic” display of all sorts of stuff, including this shelf. I probably drew it smaller than I should have but what the heck – I use less ink this way (grin).
Stillman & Birn Alpha (8.5×5.5), Pilot Falcon, DeAtramentis Document Black