Sketching as Tranquiliser

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I am in the unfortunate position of visiting our local hospital frequently. I’m not ill, but I accompany someone who is. The waits are long and so I occasionally sketch.

Other than in hospital, I haven’t had many chances to sketch of late because I have to use my time productively (you don’t get paid to sketch) but luckily there are always gaps in the day when you get the chance. When I sat down to sketch this one of the café in University College Hospital, Galway, I felt a frisson of excitement knowing I had an uninterrupted hour ahead of me. It says a lot about the intensity of my life over the last two months that I had a wonderful feeling of freedom at the prospect of a single hour when no one would need me and I couldn’t do any work.

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3 Comments

  1. Karlijn van de Wier

    November 8, 2015 at 8:10 am

    Oh how I really love your sketches! Thanks for your inspiration!

    It’s such a shame we don’t get paid to sketch ;), but on the other hand it’s a really good way of exercising and experimenting, isn’t it?

    I admire your work and really appreciate your sketch tips, thanks!

    • Róisín Curé

      November 8, 2015 at 9:42 am

      Thank you Karlijn, it’s my pleasure. I don’t worry too much about not getting paid – I get a constant stream of commissions and print sales, and my classes are well-subscribed, all on the strength of my sketches so I guess I do get paid indirectly! Lots more tips to follow!

      • Karlijn van de Wier

        November 12, 2015 at 5:03 pm

        True, it really does work like that!
        Looking forward to your posts-to-come 🙂

        Karlijn

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