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Lovely, scenic brussels November 26, 2007

Filed under: .India,Day 26 — India @ 3:48 pm
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I had a 2.5-hour layover in Brussels this morning, on my way to Dublin, so I did some drawings from a seat in the middle of the shopping area.

Café

Some signs were reflected on the shiny floor:

ALCOHOL TO

Escalator

I have decided that Brussels is an excellent country city, by the way, because everything is in both French and Dutch: two languages I can’t speak at all but love to listen to.

 

Bourbon & Bob November 21, 2007

Filed under: .India,Day 20 — India @ 4:20 pm
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bourbon toddy
The second hot toddy I’ve applied to my current rhinovirus. I ordered this one at a bar near my office, where I go because they have really good food. The bartender had never made a hot toddy before, however, and although he was game, this was not a very good one. Especially since even though I thought I shouted "Scotch!" quite loud enough over the Rolling Stones (which is what he plays, 90 percent of the time), in the event, he made my drink with bourbon, which I don’t like. Also, not enough lemon, and not enough honey. Or, to look at it another way, too much water. Your choice.

And, as a dubious bonus drawing for yesterday, there’s this:

Bob

I try not to make a habit of this, but I needed some artwork to illustrate a story about that new Bob Dylan movie, and I didn’t want to use a typical stock photo. I’d tried half-assedly to hire an illustrator for it last week, but he was busy. So, with apologies to both Milton Glaser and Aubrey Beardsley (what a combo!), I drew my own. The final version is in the story: The Wandering Kind.

 

More Cake November 19, 2007

Filed under: .Nat,Day 19 — doingart @ 6:20 am
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Chocolate Cake

If you’d like to get this postcard drawing, stop by the blog.

 

Medicine November 18, 2007

Filed under: .India,Day 17 — India @ 1:11 am
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medicine

I’ve caught a cold, probably from those germy tango people, so I made a hot toddy: cognac, honey, lemon juice, hot water, a cinnamon stick, and three cloves.

Because I felt like a wet rag today, I went outside only to get chicken soup and more tissues. Sitting in the cold to draw did not seem like a good idea. This, therefore, is the first day of DrawMo! 2007 that I drew inside my apartment. So I tried to make it up to the world by making the process really, really tedious, using the very thin pens that I don’t have in brown. It’s hard to draw cognac, gold leaf, and wood without a brown pen.

It took me so long to draw this that by the time I was done and could pick up the glass, my drink was cold. I reheated it (in a different glass—can’t microwave gold leaf) in the microwave.

 

Drawing #10: Cup of Tea November 16, 2007

Filed under: .Cindy,Day 10 — Cynthia Closkey @ 9:09 pm
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Cup of Tea

Originally uploaded by cynthiacloskey.

Frustrating. I couldn’t get my hands to make this at all what I wanted. Part way through, when it was turning out just a brown blob, I started adding cartoonish bold outlines, which salvaged it a little.

 

Day #2 … November 15, 2007

Filed under: .Elisabeth,Day 02 — Elisabeth @ 7:57 am
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Drawmo#2

I’ve been a terrible Drawmonaut, but things have been just too busy around here. Going to London, getting a cold, moving office … things have just kept getting in the way of my sketching. In my defense I can tell you that I did carry my sketchbook all around London. Just didn’t take it out of my purse …

 

Days 6-10 November 12, 2007

Still behind, but less so. Lessons of the weekend’s drawing: curves are hard to draw well, and objects with both curves and straight lines are really hard to draw well.

Day 6
Generic Battery

Day 7
Desk

Day 8
Watch

Day 9
Multitool

Day 10
Kitchen Sink