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blistering barnacles

I was only going to go for a quick morning coffee again at the National Maritime Museum, but I got sucked into drawing there until lunchtime. I wonder how many lifetimes it would take to sketch all the amazing things in that place.

I like these boots. They look like something Captain Haddock would wear. These particular boots were worn by the guy who 'ran' the London Marathon in six days, wearing a full diving costume. I would hate to have seen his feet at the end of it.



I drew this one in the cafe, while I was having my coffee, surrounded by lots of yummy mummies and prams. My brush pen was running out of ink, which was annoying at first, but then I kind of liked the look. The statue's head was very boring from the back, so I stuck on a different one. It looks a bit like the masks I used to see in museums while I was growing up in the Pacific Northwest. I used to detest those masks when I was little, they gave me the heebie-jeebies.

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(Anonymous)
Jan. 22nd, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
Diver's boots.
Hello Sarah,

The diving boots are excellent. It was nice to see your sketch progressing throughout this morning at the museum. The website is great and funny!

Owen (National Maritime Museum assistant).
PS. Here is a link to my Flickr page:
www.flickr.com/photos/drmystro/
jabberworks
Jan. 22nd, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Diver's boots.
Oh wow, I just had a look at them, they're really nice! I love how experimental they are!

Great to meet you this morning! :-)
trypanocorax
Jan. 23rd, 2008 10:52 pm (UTC)
OH, those boots are amazing!!!!! I love it when you go realistic; it doesn't happen nearly ofyten enough but when you do you're better'n anyone!!! Was this all done at the museum or was there any tidying up at home?
jabberworks
Jan. 25th, 2008 07:49 am (UTC)
Thanks! All done at the museum this time (except for the scan). :-)
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