Saturday, 15 May 2010

New Specs!

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.


Nikira said...

You look wonderful in both pairs, but sprouts of course would be an extra decorative touch.

Thomas Taylor said...


Croom said...

ooh I love the specs and I love the hair Lynne, both are ‘so you’ (all sort of intelligent) well perhaps in that case not quite 'so you'

only joking of course. Tina

Gaia Marfurt said...

wow! The purple ones are just like my glasses! :)
I don't like trying new glasses! :(
Last year I had to change the old ones, and I wanted "oval" glasses...I could find only thousands of "sqare" glasses! :(
I cryed in the shop:" My face is like a square...I don't want to ware square glasses too!"
At the end I bought a pair just like yours...! They are pretty and you look fine! :)

Bob Mrotek said...

You are a very pretty lady with a lovely smile and a great sense of style.

Mary Jane said...

Your illustration is so like what it feels like not to be able to focus.
I think there is only one cabbage but the fellow's eyes see three.
Love the new glasses. They make you look young and smart.

wawos said...

Complimenti! Straordinari occhiali!


Lynne Chapman said...

Wow - what a lovely set of comments. Thank you all for being so sweet to me (except you Tina: cheeky moo!! ;-) )

Good observation Mary Jane - that hadn't even occurred to me, but you're right!

Oh, and I'm SO glad you sorted out a pair in the end Gaia (I'm sure your face is not really a square...)

Lucy Jennings said...

They work a treat!!! I might buy some and see if my art becomes brilliant!!! :) I visited your blog, as you said today when you came to my school (Fernwood).
I was one of the competition winners :D
Your art is amazing!!! The master class was great too!!! :)
I cant wait till Birmingham!!!

Lynne Chapman said...

Thank you Lucy! Lovely to have you drop in on the blog, and congratulations again for winning with your fabulous project - I wasn't being kind: I truly was blown away by what you guys did at Fernwood.

Birmonghamn sounds like it'll be a fabulous day: I may come along too if I'm free!

Lynne Chapman said...

Oops - my typing is getting worse... I meant Birmunghom of course. x