Friday, 25 June 2010
Rose Interior, finished, and Wimbledon
I tinkered some more with this and it's about finished. It was tricky doing some of the petals convincingly...... they are positioned at different angles, of course, and so the light is hitting them in all sorts of strange ways. This is a photo of the drawing, rather than a scan, and doesn't really show up the nuances of colour in there very well.
I've concluded that although I like the Supracolor pencils, some of them are a bit scratchy on the Stonehenge. Prismacolor pencils, being softer, work much better on it, I think. I'm not too keen on white paper although I've seen wondrous work done on it by others with far more patience than me!
On another note, I'm eating these........
and watching this....on TV......
........at the moment. Well not exactly this match, it was Gasquet and Fish on Court No. 1 at Wimbledon two years ago but you get my drift! I took this photo when I went to Wimbledon two years ago. I know.... our seats were pretty far back - lucky I had my binoculars with me at the time!
I love watching the tennis and I enter for the ballot each year to try and get tickets at Wimbledon - it's the cheapest way to get them. The other ways to get in are that a) you are, or know, royalty (er... nope); b) you have connections through a tennis club (er... nope); c) you have corporate, group affiliations (er... nope); d) you are willing to camp out all night and queue for hours at the gate the next day (er... definitely a no-no!).
It's great to go see the tennis at Wimbledon, there's a really nice atmosphere. It's well-organized, very civilised, and very.....well.... English, I suppose. Here's another pic.....
On another note, normally I really don't care for football. However..........Come on England!!