The Year Of Drawing Adventurously – Week 7: Love

Following the chart to 52 drawings this year. I took a different spin on ‘love’ for this drawing. No kisses, hearts or hand holding. I wanted to give a shout out to my city, where the football team just won their first ever Super Bowl (EAGLES!!!) And where the third largest art museum in the world resides. That’s right: behind The Louvre in Paris and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, The Philadelphia Museum of Art ranks next. You all know Philly for cheese steaks and its tough sports fans but the arts are alive in Philadelphia! This is Love Park in the city of brotherly love and sisterly affection.

The Year Of Drawing Adventurously – Week 5 – Profile

Following the chart to 52 drawings this year. The profile of Mata Hari (Margaretha Geertruida MacLeod nee Zelle)

As most of you know, I’m in the process of writing a historical novel set partly during World War One. In the course of my research of The Great War, I read all sorts of fascinating stories –some of which will help me write the time period accurately. Other bits of information won’t really help with the writing but they’re just too interesting not to keep reading. You see why this book is taking so long? I keep wandering off the main path onto the side roads and getting lost! The story of Mata Hari is one such detour. However, not only is her story interesting (coming later this week) but her profile was a real challenge to sketch.