With lockdown easing, I was delighted when my friend Claire asked if I fancied a trip to the Ulster Museum, in Belfast. A MUSEUM? OUT? HOW EXCITING!!!!! So the booking was made, and on Saturday we packed out pencils and headed off.
|And...relax. We have arrived.|
|Moleskine sketchbook, pen drawing of four girls sitting on the museum steps, using their mobile phones.|
So we settled in with the sketch books, and set to looking out. I"d brought a small sketch book, and my eyes were attracted by the four girls to the left, huddled together but not speaking, playing with their phones. A very modern sight. And unlike people-drawing in the olden days, where you had to be very quick because... well, because they MOVED, now you are fairly certain that you'll have several minutes of a stationary pose to draw without fear of any movement whatsoever. Sigh. Perhaps they will be a generation of no-neck.
The great thing about working in pen is that you just get on with it. No rubbing out, just keep going. Very liberating.
We spent a couple of hours in the cafe, looking out, before wandering around the building. A lovely day out. Just remember to book in advance.
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