Friday, 18 January 2013

A lobster of love

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Lobster
This post is not about lobsters and their monogamous mating that many of us learned about from that Friends episode. No, this is about a true lobster of love.
Z1 expressed an interest in drawing a lobster together. I was a little nervous as I cannot remember ever drawing a lobster before - I have drawn plenty of octopi as I used to draw a comic strip about Leonard the octopus who had a sea anemone friend called...erm...Mark, I think, but those days are distant memories now. I was also recalling a major upset that was a result of Z1 trying, unsuccessfully, to copy my admirable bats*. However, I decided to go ahead. I bravely opened Paint on my laptop and drew the charming crustacean you see above. He (for it is a he) was partially inspired by a picture, printed on fabric, of a lobster that used to be in my house growing up. I couldn't find an image of it online and I have no idea where it came from but it was remarkable - bright orange and red on a dark blue canvas.

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Lobster in colour
I believe Z1's inspiration to draw a lobster is likely to have come from looking at the lobsters in the tank at Red Lobster.

I asked her how many marks out of ten she would give me for my drawing. She said 1,000,050 so that's pretty good. She did say it was not the best lobster she has ever seen but she has seen actual, real lobsters so I suppose that was to be expected.

You may also be interested to know:
 - I have made the lobster pic into a downloadable pdf so everyone can enjoy it. Just click the picture (and let me know if it doesn't work) or go to the downloadables page (tab up there at the top)

* You will be pleased to hear that Z1 told me, only yesterday, that she is now able to draw "my" bats.

Credit where credit is due: I got instructions on how to do the downloadable pdf from sewBOLD.

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