Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Odd Characters, Family of 3, by Elaine (jaguarish)
This is another drawing from memory. I saw this family of three on my morning walk from the train station to my office. First the lady's shiny red jacket caught my eye, and then I got intermittent glimpses of extensive tattoos on her ankles and feet. Unfortunately her long skirt only gave me glimpses as she walked along, so I couldn't include them in the drawing. After walking along behind them for several blocks trying to get a better look, I realised these three were a family despite their assorted appearance and oddly indifferent attitude to one another, maintaining a stranger's distance from each other and speaking not at all. Today was the first day of school across Brisbane so I imagine this is a mother walking her son to school, with the other son dressed very casually who must have a different school or start date (most Australian kids wear school uniforms).