Tuesday, June 02, 2009


I do this at least once in most sketchbooks – grab the book and start drawing before I realise it’s upside-down. Tom is wearing clothes under that newspaper. He’s not in the habit of hanging around with his parents without clothes on however hot it is – but they’re particularly short shorts – the kind of shorts men wore all the time in the seventies and which take a bit of getting used to after all his other very long shorts.


Blogger Judith said...

Those very short shorts! They take me back to my earliest visits to France in my late teens in the 1940s. Such shorts did not exist in England in those days, as far as I can remember, and I was astonished to see how much leg was exposed by male children across the Channel. I always thought them much more attractive though. What I don't remember - alas! - is whether their fathers wore such small shorts too - I think probably not. (Sighs deeply...)

6/03/2009 8:48 AM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Haha! You could have pretended he wasn't wearing anything but I expect he reads this and wouldn't approve! Your family are very good at letting you draw them aren't they? :)

6/03/2009 3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is happening to teenage boys' fashions?

Your Hong Kong nephews came to visit me last Sunday and for the first time in years they were actually wearing Tshirts which weren't ten times too big for them.

However, you middle aged brother Patrick had to keep pulling his shorts up because he has lost weight. He is probably an embarrassment to his sons because he is now behind the times in fashion!



6/06/2009 12:28 PM  

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