|Sunday Afternoon WatchingThe Game|
Digital sketch, ArtRage for iPad
This digital drawing, of the other live model at our house, was done by importing a photograph into the drawing app and drawing over it. I thought that was possible and Jean Spitzer confirmed it. I missed getting a likeness, oddly enough, but did manage to get a reasonable drawing of a guy sitting in his tee shirt watching "the game." Finesse and accuracy guiding the tools with my index finger is something that might not happen. I'm still in love with line when shapes would work best. Following Seurat's lead is the apprapos approach with this paticular app. I am having a good time. I am drawing. That's the main thing.
I took a walk in the garden and cut a rose bud thinking I would get my pencils out. While listening to the game, I did. I shouldn't have. I didn't have the sit tight patience for honing appropriate points on the appropriate pencils to do the rose justice. I was too lazy to go to the studio and get my erasure templates. I also didn't feel like photographing the drawing properly and having to transfer it to computer. That would have meant sitting on a chair for a longer period of time than I've built up.
Tomorrow will be three weeks after surgery. My stamina and endurance for standing and sitting upright in hardback chairs still needs work and time. This week and next there will be plenty of it. I've got three PT sessions scheduled and three sessions the week after. I intend to use up all my health insurance funds plus some out-of-pocket bucks to get where I want to go: good as the knee God gave me, God help me. I did have a small knee success though that told me everything was going along fine. While Ellis napped, I snuck done to the basement bath by myself, showered and SHAVED MY LEGS. Doesn't sound like much of an accomplishment I know, but putting my full weight on the wounded leg to shave the elevated good leg was an excellent indicater I was making my way back to the easel in the other room. Balance doesn't seem to be a problem.