Thursday, 7 March 2013

Comic Relief

I've recently done some drawings inspired by the TV show GIRLS -  these were the first bits of drawing I did after breaking my arm and after being reassured and relieved that I could still draw (it was my right arm I broke and I'm right handed) I thought I would try a bit of painting to make sure I could still use a paintbrush too. For inspiration this time I turned to the classic 1970s Sitcom THE GOOD LIFE (which I've been watching round at my Mum's when I visit her after buying her the complete Boxset) and the greatest sitcom character of all time - MARGOT LEADBETTER (Penelope Keith).

I've put all these pieces of work up for sale on eBay to try and raise money for Comic Relief's Red Nose Day which is next week on Friday 15th March.

Here are links to the work up for sale -

Margot Painting

GIRLS drawing 1

GIRLS drawing 2

GIRLS drawing 3

GIRLS drawing 4

Breaking my arm and discovering Girls

About six weeks ago I broke my arm and as well as hurting (quite a bit) there was a period of freaking out and panicking that I might never be able to draw or paint again. There was nothing much that could be done except waiting to see if it healed okay and this waiting involved lots of sitting with the arm in a sling and watching a lot (and I mean A LOT) of television. It's not like I'm averse to being a couch potato -in fact I'm really very good at it. The best thing to come out of this was discovering the HBO series GIRLS created by and starring Lena Dunham. I watched the whole series in a day and a half and as my arm began to feel like it was itching to draw again I found myself doing work inspired by the show (which I was watching over and over) and so it was as I was drawing Hannah Horvath that I realised "maybe this is going to be okay". I've done four so far but think I'll need to some more involving more of the characters and quotes that I've quickly grown to love until the itch is properly scratched. 

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