Sunday, April 19, 2020

Drawing can make the difference

Ballpoint pen on note paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020
(I actually did the drawing in
red ballpoint pen, but
it's very hard to see.  It's
meant to be an underpainting
type of drawing.  I'll show
it to you below.  But it is
clearly not finished because
she only has eyelashes on one eye.)
I do love line.  Line drawings make me happy, and doing
them is a treat.  I started this drawing of an Instagram
friend a month or so ago.  It seemed like the perfect image for
what we were all going through.  I was looking for something
to post tonight and this seemed right.  The notebook it's
in has seen a lot of writing work in the past 6 weeks,
and that has affected the page.

The original colour
Ballpoint pen on note paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020
But of course it's virus time so this how far it's gone so far.  I
loved the expression on the woman's face.  It seemed to
sum up the loneliness and sadness we all felt when we
first heard that this monster disease was out there, and
what it was going to mean to our lives.

I think this is still how we feel on days that get us down.
Music is one of the answers, so it looks like she's listening
to music.  I love that.

Have a drawing whatever you see day.

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