Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Two Toothbrushes


Two Toothbrushes (2B mechanical pencil, A5 sketchbook)
Woke up, fell out of bed, dragged a comb across my head ....
and then I drew this. Something about it caught my eye and I just had to get it down on paper. This doesn't happen often, unfortunately, but I've been looking at the blogs of Michael Nobbs and Jay Mercado recently, and something of their enthusiasm for drawing must have rubbed off on me. Whatever the reason, it felt worth going with the flow.

And then into town. Into the drizzly-grey-raininess of Newcastle. Please someone tell me that this isn't going to be another of those awful summers! Don't let me find by the end of the year that summer was that nice week I had in the Dales in April.

It was all worth it anyway. I was there to lend my expert opinion on the purchase of an outfit for Pat's son's wedding in September (by which time, we hope, the summer really will be here). The expedition was a success and Pat will look fantastic in her emerald green. Now I have the far more arduous task of finding just the right tie....

16 comments:

April Jarocka said...

Wonderful sketch Harry...that's the wonderful thing about being an artist isn't it...even the mundane ordinary things in life can catch our artists eyes and become a piece of art....You've done a lovely sketch...and don't worry about thesummer....it'll come...it better!!
All the best as always
April

travelingsuep said...

Fabulous sketch Harry.

Kudos for this early morning sketch - I am not inspired, or even see anything until at least my second cup of tea.

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Beautiful job!

kazumiwannabe said...

These look so good! Your drawing is great - only a good drawing can make toothbrush look that interesting!

Alex said...

Lovely shading, and how true! That's what we usually see in the morning when we wake up =)

Annie said...

Your beautiful drawing drew my attention. Those simple daily objects are looking so great in your work.
I like the white stripe on the background.
Greetings!

Dan Kent said...

Love this sketch - very nice! Love the way the shapes blend kind of blend together - I can see why you wanted to draw it. Now, to get that song out of my head..

Deborah said...

I just love this - the post and the sketch. Really good sketch - I like the background shapes - all of it makes a very good drawing. I'm glad you went with the flow.

Cathy Holtom said...

Yep the song's in my head too now!
Great sketch harry.

freebird said...

Recognize the song. Very nice sketch.

ffyrebird.com said...

Great sketch, wonderful tone work!!

raena said...

Oh wow! This is fabulous! You've taken what I considered to be a dull subject, and infused so much life into it! Excellent. I love the tonal work!

Ann said...

Wonderful drawing!

PAMO said...

A great drawing, a great post and wonderful blog references. I'm following all three of you now.

Krista Meister said...

How nice of you to join our quaint EDM drawing group! I know what you mean about drawing skills being so important - the backbone of paintings. Nicely done drawing here, and your paintings are colorful and lively.

harry bell said...

So many comments on such a small drawing! Thank you all! Much appreciated.