Saturday, July 4, 2009
Going With the Flow
This afternoon I was walking past the Coast Guard station at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour. I sat down to draw this lovely boat:
Fifteen minutes later, I was looking at this:
Can you believe that? Okay, you're right. It was inevitable. It zoomed past a dozen empty parking spots and screeched to a halt dead-centre in front of me, like something out of a Monty Python movie. I couldn't help laughing. A family jumped out and started exploring the pier and running back and forth to the bathrooms. Luckily, they didn't stay long. Soon I was able to finish my sketch.
My goal was to keep the mast and bow from running off the edge of the page, and I did it. But don't look at the stern. One of these days, I'm actually going to fit a whole boat on one sheet of paper, and there will be rejoicing throughout the land.