I’ve started to make watercolour studies of Prime Minister’s Questions from the UK Parliament. Here, Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson comes under fire for his remarks about Brexit being a, ‘titanic success’. Considering that in 1912 the RMS Titanic sunk after hitting an iceberg on her maiden voyage, with the loss of 1500 souls at sea—this was a rather unfortunate choice of words.
Media: Pen, watercolour, and pastel.
I spent the evening thumbing through sketchbooks when I came across this. I’ve looked at this drawing before, but it was only tonight I made the connection between the feline logo of The Internet Defence League, and this gentleman’s chest hair—or is it just me?
Media: Bullet nib.
It was a stirling Question Time from Stirling, Scotland this week. (British television programme in which the public pick the brains of a panel of politicians, journalists, etc.) It’s fun to try and hastily draw the panel, and even members of the public, who only appear for a few seconds with their questions—it’s good practice. Most elusive to draw is the programme’s long serving host David Dimbleby, who either stares head bowed into his notes, or makes quick birdlike movements. I was happy with this week’s drawing, so decided to work it up to a finished piece together with a QT inspired background. Brexit, Scottish independence, Trump, and post-truth politics were the main themes taken up by a noticeably split audience, and panel.
Media: Brush pen, and Photoshop.
I’ve gotten into the habit of watching PMQs live from the House of Commons every week, sketching as I listen to them carry on. Sounds mundane, but as is turns out there’s never a dull moment.
Media: Brush pen.