Tangle of wires

In my sketchbook there are still a few drawings from the summer that haven’t been scanned. I’ve been saving them for a week when I can’t get out to draw. Well, this is it — I’m snowed in under a pile of midterm grading and it’s time to haul out the book.

This sketch was one I did in Siem Riep, Cambodia. I had never seen utility poles like this anywhere, although I’m sure they exist in many places. The moment I arrived in town, this was high on my list of things to draw. Also worth mentioning: this wasn’t the best of the bunch (bigger tangles exist on other streets) but this one was facing a cafe which is always my number one criterion for picking a drawing spot.


11 Comments on “Tangle of wires”

  1. Tony says:

    Hi Shari. Laying in hospital after my hip surgery today so your post is extra welcome – thank you! As I’m sure Ross will point out you’re the Queen of Tangled Cables and this one’s great too. I have my sketch book from my recent Sicily trip with me to look back on – proof that sketches (even mine) are much better memories than photos. Best, Tony


    • Hi Tony!! It’s great to hear from you. I’m glad the surgery is over. It seems like you are doing well. My recent experience with this was a member of my family who had the same surgery and I don’t think he felt good for a very long time, so I’m relieved to hear that you are well. I look forward to seeing to your sketches from Sicily. Did you post them on Flickr yet? I will have to check. Another place I’d love to see…


      • Tony says:

        Hi Shari. Made sure I posted my Sicily sketches on Flickr before the op. Feeling great at present thanks – hope it stays that way once they take the happy pills away. Tony


  2. joantav says:

    Love all the wires and just following them with my eyes! A sketch is a much better way of remembering everything about a scene.


    • I agree Joan. A photo of all these wires would probably be very boring. Plus I watched all the activity on the street and that is always what sticks in my mind — it’s what was going on around me during the time I was sketching.


  3. Dee says:

    Oh, my! Where did you start?


  4. What a great job you’ve done Shari of such a complicated scene! I find my eye drawn to those lovely leaves!


  5. sandidureice says:

    I agree with Wendy, the leaves are lovely. And they contrast nicely with the tangled lines.


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