Fandango’s One Word Challenge – Pencil


…..thanks to Fandango for the One Word Challenge

The lowly pencil is often overlooked as a writing and/or art tool. On my recent trip to London I noticed numerous artists sketching the marble statues in the V&A gallery so I decided to try my hand at it. I frequently sketch directly with ink, pen or marker but I decided to use pencil instead.

When I first posted my sketch on the family What’s App page my son who is a curator at the museum immediately told me that I had the statue’s foot pointing in the wrong direction. I’m glad that I took a photo of the actual statue because when I went back to check, sure enough I had drawn the foot facing inward instead of outward. Not sure if it was the angle at which I was sitting but I was grateful that I used pencil. Out came the eraser and I fixed it as best I could.IMG-9220
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7 thoughts on “Fandango’s One Word Challenge – Pencil

    • Such a wonderful tale. It must be a perk to have a child who is curator at a museum. Good rendering! Why did you make sure his foot was correct but misplace his hand 😉 (SORRY FOR THE ABOVE TYPO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

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      • The photo was taken directly in front of the statue but when I sketched it I was sitting to the right of it so that the left arm and hand are angled slightly different from the photo. There is a hand there but my rendering of it isn’t very good. Yes there are definitely some perks to having a son who is a curator. For one thing we were given a private tour of his favourite parts of the museum.

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