Tuesday, July 26, 2005

I'll be on holiday from the end of this week for most of the next three weeks, so my ability to upload stuff to the blog will be sporadic, at best. I'll try and squeeze one or two extras in this week before I go.

This is a sketch I did from an old photo of my father, as a young man. He's dressed in costume for a play, though I don't know which one. This is one of my favourite photos of my father, and sits on our mantelpiece in the living room. It was one of those spur of the moment sketches - the kind where you sit down after returning from work and just pick up a pad and a pencil without any real idea of what you're going to do with it. I was pleased with the result because I have tried - and failed - in the past to do a more careful drawing from this photo. This was relatively quick to draw, but also had a spark that was missing from my previous attempt.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Neal,
GREAT job,
have a good holiday!
3 WEEKS what am I going to read for 3 WEEks, Brenda going to be gone and now you! ;-(
Oh well, Hope you and family have a safe holiday ;-D
janice

Vicky Hawthorne said...

Oh Neal! Its lovely. I do envy your ability to put pencil to paper and get such a wonderful result.

Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

SafeTinspector said...

Is "the mystery of the..." at the top of the sketch the name of the sketch or the name of the play your father was in?

Neal said...

It's the name of the sketch: a tribute to my inability to compose a sketch properly! :-) I've no idea which play he was in when the original photo was taken.

Anonymous said...

Hey Neal, your back from your holiday? did you have a good one and hope safe one ;-D
janice

Mike Cappelletti said...

It is more than word!