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Something familiar

After a long hiatus from drawing I had to start with something familiar. Spider-thingies…

  

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The Show day three

Not much happened on the second day, though it was ridiculously busy. I sold my first ever print and Becca sold a few more as well but for the crowds we had business was extremely slow.

So for the third day Becca had a great idea and that was to set up an easel and do some live drawing. I can’t believe I didn’t think of that myself, since I’ve been going to ARTycaf for the past few months. Another case of me being hopeless again, haha.

While Becca was setting up and drawing, I had some henna done by Sufia who was next door.

This is the first drawing she did on the day. Very popular. People were walking by saying how cute it was. Becca got sick of it quickly, hahaha.

Then it was my turn.

This is what I came up with. I don’t know the people took it but Sufia said she liked it.

Here is what I used as reference.

To end the night I wanted to draw something together. I got Amanda to pick out a photo for us, she chose a series and from those photos I picked what I felt. I decided on a little girl with huge eyes, cheeks and lips. Very cute, it felt like something we could both be familiar with. We didn’t get any progress shots, it started out very zombie-like but when I started on the eyes she settled down and didn’t look undead anymore.

After my initial pencil work Becca took over, painted over the top with watercolours and did some pencils too, added tone and gave her form.

Lastly, I finished her off with graphite.

We both signed her.

Near the end of each night the Show has fireworks. And they happen to be right above us.

This shot was taken by Amanda.

Day three was awesome, we sold a lot more and had so much fun drawing, meeting people, hanging out with Amanda, eating vegetarian food from the Hare Krishnas and having mini Dutch pancakes for dessert . The energy was so light and flowing. I was very eager to see what day four would be like.

July

So I was meant to have a little solo exhibition in July, my very first one ever. It is due to my curator not having her contract renewed and so the engagements past 30 June will not be honoured. I missed it by one month.

Not to worry. I will be joining my friend in Townsville. She will have some space at an Easter show type thing so I will fly up to have a half holiday, half business engagement with her.

This has now made me busier. It’s doable though. I will get through it and it will be so much fun.