Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Christmas shopping with umbrella and penguins



December is upon us. People will be opening the first doors of their advent calendars for a chocolate hit before breakfast, unless you have one of the more traditional ones in which case just a picture of a star or a bauble for you. I don't actually have one myself, but I am starting to consider Christmas shopping and have this ink drawing to mark the festive occasion.

Given the current winter weather it may have been more appropriate to put snowflakes in this one, but who bothers with an umbrella then?

I am aware of the compositional similarity between this and the legendary work of Mr Gorey's Gashleycrumb Tinies, however by the time I had put much thought into this several of the penguins were already 'alive' so I had to finish it!

Pen and ink on paper...