Monday, 30 July 2012

THE RETURN OF SKETCH OF THE DAY...



Well, strictly speaking, the above drawing isn't a sketch, but I thought you
might like to see it anyway. I drew it back in 1979 while working in my local
library, for a colleague who was heavily involved with the SNP. An election
was upcoming, so he asked me to produce something which illustrated the
Scottish Lion Rampant awakening after a long sleep - just in case, you
understand. I drew this quickly with a Tempo felt-tip pen, but I could've
saved myself the bother - his party did diddly-squat.

Had the SNP won, the intention was to publish this in newspapers, but
it would really have needed to be in colour to work properly. If you look
closely, you'll see that the top bedsheet is the Union Flag (commonly, but
erroneously, called the Union Jack - unless it's flying from the mast of a
ship), with the Scottish Saint Andrew's Flag underneath. As far as
symbolism goes, it wasn't a bad idea - even if it was a tad optimistic
from that particular party's perspective.

4 comments:

Christopher Sobieniak said...

Still I thought this was quite a good joke there (perhaps it needs a few more cobwebs on the lion himself as he yanks them out of their former placement during the long sleep!

Kid said...

All I see when I look at it, Chris, is just how thick every line is. The webs should've been a lot finer, and other aspects would've benefitted from some variation in dilineation.

Christopher Sobieniak said...

Certainly, A good inker has to know that I'm sure.

Kid said...

Maybe I'll redraw it one day and do it properly.