May Drawing Challenge


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This was the subject of a May Drawing Challenge. The deadline was 31st May, but I saw this only late on 30th evening and decided to do a quick sketch. Unfortunately, even the "quick" sketch took a lot longer than I expected, and I could not meet the deadline.

It was only as I was posting this later that I realised that the deadline for this challenge had been 31st May of the previous year.

Incidentally I used to sketch quite often on newspapers. This habit started when I used to do the crossword puzzle regularly. When I got stuck and could not proceed further with the puzzle I used to sketch on the newspaper and sometimes that helped me to find the solution.

This is essentially an ink drawing, but I think there is also some charcoal shading on it. I did this many years ago and I am unable to recall the details with confidence.

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