Archive for December, 2011

My friend Ali’s hands

December 31, 2011

We had a visit from our friends Ali and Maura yesterday and they very kindly allowed me to take a few reference photos of their hands. Here is the pencil sketch that I have done of Ali’s hands. She was sitting on our settee and I decided to include some drapery to provide context. Her dress pattern I devised from some random scumbling and filling with a 6B.

Ali's hands

Turning now to music, I played show #799 at Ragged Edge in Second Life on Thursday. Tomorrow, New Year’s day, should see me playing show #800 at Minstrel’s Point. I played my very first gig in Second Life at this venue, when it was called Rocky Shores. That was four years ago, almost exactly, on January 3rd. So, my average is 4 shows per week and that sounds about right. I don’t want to play every day and I don’t like playing more than one gig per day.

I like to make some musical New Year’s resolutions, and usually I more or less stick to them. I shall think about this later today. I shall make some for my drawing and sketching, too. Speak to you later, my dear blogophiles.

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Another Xmas dinner bites the dust

December 26, 2011

I seem to be surviving the festive season, and hope you are too. Here is Christmas lunch – not too many mishaps this year.

Parsnip and chestnut soup for starters - Xmas lunch 2011

Speak to you later, my dear blogophiles.

Anonymous female fist

December 21, 2011

Christmas is rapidly approaching and, instead of getting on with wrapping presents and making my lists, I find myself drawing hands again. In this instance, a fist. Speak to you later, my dear blogophiles.

Anonymous female fist

Costello’s hands

December 20, 2011

I don’t really have much to say here. These hands belong to my friend Costello. I am pleased to report that I have now recovered from my hangover. I need to think about what songs I shall play tonight at Terra Fyrmusica in SL. Speak to you later, my dear blogophiles.

Costello's hands

Tony’s hand

December 19, 2011

Having drawn Tom’s hand for the previous blog, I now present my friend Tony’s hand. I realise that this might get a bit boring after a while, but for the time being I shall carry on. I am nursing a bad hangover today, and I found doing the pencil sketch to be rather soothing. Speak to you later, my dear blogophiles.

Tony's hand

Tom’s hand

December 16, 2011

Today I had the full English breakfast with my friend Tom and he very obligingly allowed me to sketch his hand, albeit from a reference photo. Here it is. I might add that this is his fretting hand, so given his guitar playing, I have to say it is a mighty fine hand.

Tom's hand

Sorry this blog went quiet for so long. I have been very busy. Speak to you later, my dear blogophiles.