Thomas Edison Sketch
Brown Pentel marker on bond paper
11 x 14 inches
Barbara Muir ©
(The blue on his hand is a mystery)
I was not going to post tonight, and then I had a
brilliant idea. Pardon my pun. But I went
searching through an old sketchbook,
and found this sketch of Thomas Edison. As
you can see some things about my drawing
style have not changed that much, and that makes
I was fresh out of art school and university when
I drew this sketch. At OCAD drawing in sepia was
big, and I really loved my sepia Pentel drawing
marker. It's good sometimes to look back on what
you were doing artistically in the past. Your
drawings and paintings from that time document
both your preferences and your life, in a way
that no photograph can ever match.
I was delighted that I liked the idea of Edison
and his light bulb back then. Now I'm sure I'd
illustrate the light bulb with more light. I think
I may have worried it a bit when I drew it, which
seems funny. But I ended up marrying an engineer,
and an inventor. Aren't I lucky? I feel especially
lucky that Edison invented the electric light bulb and
made life much easier for artists.
It is an excrutiatingly busy week, so you may
see more out of my notebooks.
Have an-enjoying-your-brilliant-ideas day.