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Being arty – drawing people

I like to draw from time to time and always enjoyed art at school (albeit I wasn’t great at it). So regardless of the fact that we are all locked in and trying to keep ourselves occupied, we enjoyed this activity a long time before.
The weekend just gone my youngest son and I took a photo each and attempted to draw it, the results below.

The Pirate In me

95% of the workforce in the company I work for are now working remotely. With around 16,000 employees worldwide our company were quick to react to upgrading it’s remote networking capability. As a team tool for communicating, we use Microsoft Teams. For those not familiar it’s a collaboration tool which allows internal teams to share documents, online chat and video/voice conferencing.
I have a daily call with my team just to make sure we are all OK firstly mentally, comfortable with workloads and what we want to achieve; quite light touch. But once a week each team member picks a dress theme. Last week I got to pick the theme, which was Pirates. The following photo is of me attempting to be a pirate, and after that is a drawing by my youngest.

Brothers in arms

During this lock down period we are still OK to go out as a family, albeit no more then once in a day, unless it is essential. So last week we ventured out at a nearby quiet country lane and I took this picture of the boys, and then attempted to draw it!

Have you attempted any drawings in lockdown?


Someone trying to rip through the normality of life and expand a few horizons.

17 thoughts on “Being arty – drawing people

  1. Awesome post! Personally, I cannot even draw stick people. But this sort of thing, like art, poetry, photography, etc, was my entire idea for community Freestyle Friday. Give everyone a chance to showcase something they don’t get to do often or don’t include in their blog often. I think you should share this there if you keep doing art. πŸ™‚

    And argh, you make a good pirate πŸ˜‰

  2. The drawings are really nice, especially when it’s referred from pictures we feel a connection to it! It’s been a long time since I’ve tried… May be I’ll try soonπŸ™‚

  3. Wooow!! What a creative way to keep yourself busy.. i love the pirates drawing btw
    And the second picture was also done beautifully.. loved the idea and the post.. definitely going to try one with my son..

  4. If you enjoy it, you are a good at it πŸ˜€
    Your son wins it! πŸ˜€
    And the idea of dressing up during calls is cool. πŸ˜› πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰
    I’ll share some of my drawings that I used to do during school days. I have kept them safely. A lot of them πŸ™‚

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