In Context—Working in a Series While Coughing

October 11, 2017
Sketching with the Platinum Carbon Black fountain pen (containing that ink) in an 8 x 10 inch journal. While coughing…

I managed to catch a cold bug and then come down with bronchitis so coughing has made sketching a bit difficult this fall. (Gasp, there have even been some missed days!)

Today’s image is an example of the type of thing I’ve been up to. Thank goodness for the Sktchy App when you’re ill. So many muses in poses, postures, and expressions to choose from.

These quick sketches are all made from a variety of photos in one muse’s gallery over the space of 60 minutes. I started with the large figure on the verso page, went bottom left, top left, center right, and far right.

I meant to only sketch one image, but I was watching the premiere of “Inhumans” and I could feel my brain leaking out my right ear* so I kept drawing fast and furiously, just wanting to stop the flow. A well person would have simply turned off the television?!?!?!

Working in a drawing series—it can keep our brains from leaking out of our right ears.

*Note: I love the Marvel Universe more than most folks my age, or any age perhaps. And I was looking forward to seeing Anson Mount in a new series. But who thought it was smart to put a shaved Anson Mount in a series as a character who can’t talk (because if he does he explodes people) and can only act with his eyes???? I adored Anson Mount in “Hell on Wheels,” but in “InHumans” he simply looks like he is trying to let people know he’s constipated and looking for directions to a bathroom.


    • Christine
    • October 12, 2017

    You must be on the mend – I chuckled twice while reading your post. Always a good sign don’t you think.

    1. Reply

      I’m at my most “funny” when I’m sick. I need it then!

    • Cathy
    • October 16, 2017

    Hi Roz, I looked for the Skechy app but did not find one that sounds like what you described using. Could you give me some details?

    1. Reply

      You’re spelling it wrong which is why you aren’t finding it. SKTCHY (no vowel) You can read about it here
      and you can go to that page and click on their “download” on the App Store button. The bad news (if you aren’t on an iPhone, iPad) is that it’s only for apple devices right now.

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