turn back time

hattie weber musuem of davis

I hadn’t drawn for two weeks!!! I’m not joking. It’s very unlike me. Oh, I’d scribbled endless scribbles on whatever piece of paper was in front of me, but no actual drawings, actual sketches, until I finally broke the hiatus on Sunday and cycled about looking for something to draw. Eventually chose the Hattie Weber Museuem of Davis, which I drew before on a sketchcrawl but didn’t like much. It was closed, so no big schoolbell outside (my son loves to ring it).

Drawn on 10×8 Strathmore hot-press with uni-ball vision micro and watercolour. The clocks had gone back the night before. Our clocks go back later than yours back in England. This year I was actually caught out – I didn’t know that my fancy alarm clock was one of ‘them’, that changes the time for me, meaning when I wake up and see that it says 7:55, I think, oh it’s really 6:55, when in fact it’s actually five minutes to Spurs v Fulham! Still that was worth getting up early for, and I still technically had a lie in. Confused? I was. Spurs got run ragged by Fulham, yet still managed to win 3-1. Seven wins in Eight now, with the other being a draw. Come on you Spurs!

6 thoughts on “turn back time

  1. Matt Laine says:

    Pete, I really admire your drawings — they are great. I often wonder about the time it takes on average to do one. This one of the Hattie Davis Museum, for instance.

  2. Morris says:

    with all that showcase, not surprised you had to stand outside the museum. Heart must be at the root of the refreshment you provide and i don’t think you’re going to loose it, even if an unbeaten run can’t go on for ever – or can it?!

  3. pete scully says:

    Thanks Matt. This one took a couple of hours, which was an hour or so doing all the penwork on site, and then I finished off the colouring later at home. That’s about usual for a drawing this big (10″x8″), most of my sketchbook size drawings are about an hour (so I can fit them into lunchtime), though if they’re more detailed maybe a little longer, or less time if less detailed.

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