A couple of months ago, I started noticing myself squinting at the drawings on my desk as I was working. That couldn't be right, could it? I went for an eye test.
It's quite fun choosing new glasses, isn't it? I tried on almost every pair in the shop, including the funky kids' ones, with chequers and flowers.
Disappointingly though, there were no brussel sprouts involved - this is a digital illustration (done in Corel Painter) from a Professor Brainstorm book from a few years back, and I can't for the life of me remember what the sprouts were about!
Anyway, back in the real world, it turned out I needed two pairs: varifocals, for everyday life...
...and another pair, with what they call 'office lenses', for close work in the studio:
The first pair turned out quite similar to my old ones I suppose, though more purple that pink.
It's another huge bite out of the poor, wobbly bank balance, but at least I can see what I'm doing again, which is kind of handy for an illustrator.