Friday, 12 August 2011

Drawing a Tiger (Eventually)

I've been rather distracted today. Not sure why. Every time I got interrupted for the loo, or the phone, or anything else, I found I simply had to check my email, just in case. And then, as if by magic, I would lose 20 minutes, 30 minutes, or worse to the dreaded computer. Facebook, you are a fiend! I really should turn it off. But then I might miss something genuinely important...

Anyway, I did manage to get a reasonable amount done today and yesterday, despite myself. I finished off my monkeys and bunny and made a start on the octopus above yesterday. This morning I finished him off:

Confession time: I nicked the cute star-sunglasses idea from this detail in a lovely book George and Ghost, by my good friend Cassia Thomas (hope you don't mind Cass x):

This afternoon, made a start on the tiger ('Baby can colour'), who is crayoning a portrait of his little spider friend. Ahhhhh.... 

I should have got much further on with him really, but it was then that the worst of my fidgitiness kicked in. Bad girl. Come 6 o'clock, I told myself I would work harder tomorrow, then realised it was the weekend. 

What a shame.


Julie Clay Illustration said...

Distractions are so easy to come by aren't they. I'm doing 2 large pastels of snowy cottages right now, and I must admit that it's too easy to watch the birdies having a splashy bath in the garden, or check the emails and bloggy things! Naughty. But, when you've got your concentrating head on, you can steam ahead and do wonderous things!! Hope you find you concentrating head on Monday, you'll easliy crack it! You always seem happily busy with things Lynne, always a good blog to look at, Thanks! Julie X

Lynne the Pencil said...

Thank you Julie.

Yes, I imagine any 'creative' who works from home knows how it goes. I'll be fine once I get properly going. I might have to be strict about when I allow myself to look at emails though!

Good luck with your snowy cottages - they sound rather lovely.

Angela said...

I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one who gets distracted from time to time! Some days you can't get me out of the studio and other days I have a hard time getting anything done. One of the parts of being an artist I suppose. :) I love your work by the way Lynne. :)