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June 17th, 2011

riverside morning sketch

For years now I've been hugely attracted to this rusty old crane on the south bank. I think it looks marvellous, and I love how it has this roof troll thingie sitting right behind it. So I finally got around to making a first sketch.



I'm not at all happy with the drawing, and I didn't give it enough time, but that's kind of the way with first sketches for me. It's like a first date, when you don't really know the person, but you're asking lots of questions and exclaiming over the cool things you find out about them. So I was feeling my way with my pen around this big hunk o' metal and getting to know it. The photo still looks cooler than the drawing, but I hope I can keep meeting up with it and at some point get a really good picture. Or it might work its way into a book. But right now we're only at the hand holding stage.



Okay, I am an anorak, yes.
I just got off Skype with my family, and my dad showed me photos of the coffee table he made with my sister, converted from an old non-working pinball machine she bought while we were down in Portland. Doesn't it look fabulous?



Here's the original pinball machine, at the top of my parents' driveway:

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