Friday, 8 August 2008

WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, the tough sketch Cohen

'There is a crack, a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.'
Leonard Cohen

Well my friend's have gone and my hair is grey, I ache in the places where I used to play- I'm crazy for love but I'm not coming on. I'm just doing my drawings everyday on the patio, excuse the mess.

This drawing is of Leonard Cohen and I'm doing it for my smashing little brother who's a big fan of his and we're off to see him in November with our smashing big brother. The drawing's far from finished and I'm leaving his lips 'til last as I find lips a bit fiddly but I'm taking my time anyway and maybe only spend 20/30 minutes on it a day. So long as it's not raining. However, if the sky does become overcast I just sit it out, baby...I just sit it out and wait for the sunshine.

Sometimes a man needs a well earned break from his desk and taking to the easel with a lump of charcoal and a putty rubber is something I always very much look forward to.