Okay, I should’ve made more effort with the background – but to be honest you kind of forget the details when it’s been 2 years since the original sketch… The couple talking in the foreground came out quite nice though, which was the whole point! 😀
(PS: This was in London, somewhere close to the Tower. I just stopped on the way)
The Longroom in London. Weird because it’s surrounded by office buildings, so it seems to cater mostly to the City crowd, but actually is quite nice and serves a nice array of microbrews, yay. Plus a good friend of mine works there, so there you have it. It also looks much more sleek in reality than here, but I only had a moment for a sketch and had to fill in the details, so it resembles a logger’s hut… By the way, spellcheck just tried to correct ‘microbrews’. It went for microbes.
I think it’ll be some time before I can post something new as I’ll be trying to draw something really big for my sister by way of a birthday/Christmas present. It will be time-consuming, and time is what I don’t have right now <fatalistic sigh>
I was sitting on the steps of Nelson’s column drawing this (this = what I saw right in front of me) and listening to some music, when I heard someone talking to me. I looked up. There was this young boy, about 9 years old, trying to get my attention. I took off my headphones – and I drowned in the flood of upper-class-under-age-politeness. “I am very sorry”, said the boy with a very posh accent and an eager look, “…very sorry to disturb you while you’re working, but would you mind us passing by to the other side?” I moved away hurriedly. “Thank you very much and sorry for the trouble. Oh, and this is a very good drawing.” Then his little sister followed. “So sorry, thank you, very nice drawing!”, she added.
I’ve got to say, it made me feel like a little puppy that got a pat on its head.
Such good manners!
Just a small pub in London. Don’t even remember the name. I was sitting with two of my long-unseen friends and next to us there was a group of older people playing some music. One lady, seeing that I was listening, came over to tell me they were a group of beginners that practice together regularly and that I’m free to join. Well, what with me being in London just for a few days, I had to decline… but instead I somehow ended up performing a Polish song for them! The second I took the guitar I suddenly felt very – VERY – tipsy and thought to myself: what the hell are you doing?! But it would have been silly to back out, so I went through with it. There were no whistles, which I count as a plus! All in all, I was very proud of myself – it was yet another thing on my to-do list that I could tick off! 🙂 One needs to challenge oneself, doesn’t one…
On my last trip to London I went for a walk to the Spitalfields Market and spent there a whole afternoon. Isn’t it great, walking around such a beautiful variety of things old and new and knowing that you don’t have money to spend on anything? It takes the whole pressure off and leaves you free to just admire the place and the things in themselves (as opposed to frantically running from stand to stand, trying to choose what you like best and what’s the best price).
The coffee and chocolate fudge cake feature so prominently in the drawing because they saved my life: I had been a walking zombie and they gave me the very much needed shot of energy – plus, of course, they were delicious!
UPDATE: WordPress played up yesterday as I was posting this, and it seems like I double-posted the same thing. Happens… But – so many likes on both of them, thank you!
A random place somewhere in the London City, where I was waiting for a friend. I was lucky to get there before the crowds of City boys poured out on the streets, ha ha. But it was a nice little winery with nice people in it, so…
And then we went for Indian food – oh yeah, oh yeah!