Intrepid explorers, who frequent this backwater blog, may remember a post from January 16th entitled Double vision. The post featured two drawings of the same gentleman, shown side by side. Recently, I had a eureka moment and decided to clip both drawings together into a simple animation. As you can see, the gentleman above is clearly misbehaving, ie. moving while being drawn, which can often frustrate and confuse the artist. But on this occasion the artist prevailed.
Footnote: (Shown here is Iceland’s coat of arms, a bull, eagle, dragon, and rock giant protect the land from invaders.)
This couple each had a lap-top, there wasn’t a lot of communication going on between them , so I took away their computers in the drawing. They seem quite lost without them.
Here is another night drawing from a café in Reykjavík. The model, as far as I could make out from my inadvertent eavesdropping, was an American choreographer on a visit to Iceland.
Stór is the Icelandic word for large, this poor fellow appears to be bursting at the seems after finishing his Stór Latte. A very quick drawing here to capture a fleeting expression.
This is the Icelandic cartoonist Hugleikur Dagsson. I drew him while he was at work in a corner of Súfistinn café on Laugavegur, Reykjavík. He’s made a career out of drawing stick figures, hilarious stick figures.
Lively conversation at the Súffistin café, above Mál og Menning, on Laugavegi in Reykjavík.
Indigenous to Iceland is the Lópadýrið or Wool-creature. They are numerous throughout Iceland, but have recently been banned from the Icelandic parliament! Here we see a mating pair taking their afternoon coffee on Laugavegur.
Here as promised, on the left, is the male of the fashionable Reykjavík zebra species. Unfortunately, and as often happens, the gentleman on the right disappeared before I had chance to finish his portrait.
Stripes are always fun to draw. Striped clothes seem to be in fashion in Reykjavík at the moment, saw a lot of stripe-clad people at large when I was drawing. In the next post we’ll see the male of this strange species. Russell.
Darkness comes early up north, I drew this portrait in the afternoon, when it was already pitch black outside. There was a lamp above this girls head which gave a strong contrast between light and dark. Drawn on Laugavegur in Reykjavík.