Saturday, 9 May 2009

Hanging out the Window!


Given my current infected condition, I thought I'd better stick to drawing indoors for a while. You may remember that my studio stretches across the attic of our house. Because I'm up high, I get quite interesting views of the surrounding roofs.


Mind you, I had to stand on a stool to get this view leaning out of the velux window at the back:

From my window 2

It was a terrifically windy day and I was a bit concerned my book might get whipped out of my hand and get lost out on the roof! Note the obliging rook, who perched on the apex at just the right moment.

Because of my current problems with waterproof ink, I tinted the drawing afterwards in Photoshop. For those who like to compare, this is the original:

9 comments:

Jacqueline Hudon-Verrelli said...

Wow - I just love that your studio is in your attic and that you have views like this. We don't have houses like that where I live (Calgary, Alberta, Canada). I would love to look out my window and see that.

zillustration said...

Great way to convalesce! Love your lines. your notation on the wall adds to the freshness. hope you're able to scamper out and enjoy the spring a bit.

Ira Robbins said...

I Love the color. reminds me of something I had seen as a child, was it a story or painting or the color palette itself --- brings back a relaxed feeling.

Loni Edwards said...

Your sketches just have me in awe every time I see them. This is just so wonderful. I like both versions. How lucky you are to have such an interesting view!

Manola said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Jessie Lilac said...

It's lovely Lynne, a really lovely drawing. Get well soon, you're an inspiration to keep on drawing like this :)

Lynne Chapman said...

Thanks everyone - much appreciated.

Peter Breese said...

Beautiful sketches and nicely painted!

Coreopsis said...

Way cool drawings! I'd love to have an attic studio.

This is so obviously not Kansas.