Here are the drawings for the sixteenth week of daily sketching:
I was a bit all over the place during this week, dabbling in watercolours, colour pencils and everything in between, and drawing apple flowers and spring buds.
I continued with the ocean theme but one day I had a conversation about my granddaughter and came to the realisation I might not see her in person for another year or so and I felt devastated. Drawing # 110 was to show how we can only see our grandchildren through the screen.
Luckily, things turned around last week and the government has started to ease the measures a bit. We got to spend some time with our little ones again since daycares are not open and my daughter is back at work.
I have been wondering what the long term effect will be on these small children who are told to stay away from their little friends, not to hug their grandparents, and whose social life has completely changed since the beginning of March. Speaking to a psychologist friend, she said they would be fine as long as we talk about it with them. They do understand a lot more than we think.
I wanted to draw some octopus keeping with the ocean theme. Did you know that the giant Pacific octopus has 9 brains and 3 hearts? It also has blue blood. One central brain controls the nervous system and eight additional small brains control each of their eight arms which is why they can move independently. Two hearts pump blood to the gills while a larger heart pumps blood to the rest of the body.
I found it quite challenging to draw these ocean theme sketches during that particular week.
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