Free-Lance - very funny. Also like the stocking clad woman - saucy!
Cheers DuncanApparently that really is the origin of the expression. An unaffiliated lance. A gun for hire if you will.You can tell I don't get to see a lot of scantily clad ladies, can't you!
Letting yourself go, right.Wot's the origin of that?
never though about the origin of the term before, you learn something every day!great stuff, I like your skulls and bones
Thanks guys. ElizT, I have no idea! :-)
The pencil-lance made me giggle. A few years ago, while painting an image of Saint George, I made paper maquettes of George of the dragon as studio aids. Casting around for a stand-in lance, for months my George speared his dragon with a long-handled defunct paintbrush.I love your stream-of-consciousness sketch book doodles, always so beautifully organised on the page, no space going wasted. I'm reminded of letters by the Bronte sister kept at Haworth Parsonage, where they write horizontally and then vertically on the same page, tiny, neat handwriting on small, precious, sheets of paper. No space wasted in those either.
Love the continuity of style with your rough sketches through to your final work. Are you a dip pen man or is that a fountain pen with a super flexible nib?Always a fascinating site to peruse...thank you.
I do occasionally use dip pens Kiwi Don (thanks too for the kind remarks!) but mostly I work with drawing pens - like the edding 1800 profipen or Staedtler pigment liners. That's what's used here.
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