Summer Reading

sketch of female reading

With no idea what to sketch today I suddenly realised that someone was sitting still whilst reading. Totally committed to loosening up I thought I could keep the pen flying around and gradually work towards an image (I’d just been reading a Brett Whiteley book). But once again here’s a ‘tight’ result. Although it looks only a little like the subject the result was somewhat pleasing. The subject was pleased too because it was getting too hot holding the pose. Tough for a speed reader.

Waiting Waiting by Tim Mooney

pen and wash of cars in the street

For Zita.

After a funeral then a wake, I was too early for the opening of Simon Fieldhouse’s art show in Liverpool St so I sat down and did a ‘finger in splint’ sketch with that pen. Some clown┬ádrove past and yelled at me suggesting I stop sketching. I showed him my splinted finger. The ink is not waterproof so the wash runs have to be calculated …. or not.

Film Crew at Bondi by Tim Mooney

Line drawing of a flim crew set up
Film crew at South Bondi

A 5.30am swim and breakfast at Dr. Bondi then I found this Japanese/Australian film crew filming a Canon camera advert down the south end. A brave set up I thought knowing the prevailing cloud had thwarted my plans for a mid day shoot.

About twenty takes of the same thing (the talent are on the other side of the reflector) gave me enough time (40 mins) to throw this together using my current favourite Pilot Parallel Pen. Current favourite because its long and easy to wield with a splinted finger. The line available is anywhere from 2.4mm down to about 0.25mm. Black ink.

Whatdoyoureckon Mike?