Be Drawn – a witness to doctors and nurses

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I’m doing a project, drawing portraits of medics – as a kind of thank you in “witness” of their contribution at this grisly time.

My portraits don’t aim to be photographic, but to give a lively sense of a person. (See this similar project.)

If you know a little about me and my drawing already, I hope you might forward this to doctors or nurses you know, with a recommendation that they let me draw them (to be clear: at no charge).

If you are a doctor or nurse and this was forwarded to you, and you are willing – please email me.

I will draw you over Zoom (online). It will take ten minutes, at most 15, at a time to suit us both.

If you only want my drawing as a digital file – great. I’ll send you that. (Again, no charge.)

JP


Entirely optional

If you wish, I can also record the drawing session, in which we chat about your work. The recording will show both of us – me drawing, you being drawn. (It will be a little like this video, for a similar project.)

The recording will help to capture a sense of the wonderful work you are doing.


If you want a print

I use https://theprintspace.com for my own fine art prints. If you like my drawing and want a physical copy, you can get 50% off at the checkout on your first order with this code: RZNJV57

The Print Space have offered me a credit worth 10% of whatever you spend. But I don’t care about that. I am sharing this only because you might want 50% off.

Be Drawn for The Union

Fundraising

Hi, I’m JP Flintoff.

I’m raising funds for The Union, by drawing members – members like you!

For a donation to the club, I will draw you over Zoom. It will take ten minutes, at most 15, at a time to suit us both.

Your donation will help to keep the club going, through this beastly period of self-isolation. Thank you Jaime Marshall for the idea.

If you only want my drawing as a digital file – great. I’ll send you that.

If you want it printed on fine art paper, with light-fast ink, I won’t be able to sort it out for you but the process is simple, and I have just been offered a 50% discount by the printer I use (details below).


Entirely optional

If you wish, I can also record the drawing session, in which we chat about this and that, as in the video above. The recording will show both of us – me drawing, you being drawn.

The recording will (I guess) be uploaded to The Union website, helping to sustain a sense of the club’s members while we’re all apart.

But like I say, the video bit is entirely optional.


Printing discount

For my own art printing, I use https://theprintspace.com. It just so happens they sent me a promotion this week if I introduce others to their service.

With the discount code (RZNJV57) you can get 50% off at the checkout on your first order.

This video (below) shows the normal cost price of a high quality 9 x 6 inch print (£7.35) and the price to have it framed (variable, but in this case £76.48).

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I can’t help you with the printing, but it’s really very simple. Just upload the digital file I send you to the Print Space website, choose your size, and don’t forget to add the discount code at checkout: RZNJV57

JP

PS. To be perfectly transparent, The Print Space said they will give me a credit worth 10% of what you spend. But that’s not what I’m sharing this for!


Yes, I know, you want to see the drawing I did of Cat. Drum roll please…

It’s here.

Sunday service on Facebook, from the Vicar’s home

Inspiration
Facebook live, from the study in the vicarage

I was just now watching a Sunday morning service, broadcast live from the study of the vicar’s house.

At this time of self-isolation, with the church empty and dark (but for a single candle), Father Jeremy said he was put in mind of the lamentations of Jeremiah, yearning to see Jerusalem again.

At least, I think it was Jeremiah. I haven’t checked.

Father Jeremy also talked about Lazarus being raised from the dead. That’s the bit I sketched, while I was watching.

It felt a bit wrong to be drawing while the service was happening – but then it felt a bit wrong in many other ways too.

If I was in church, I might sing.

At home, I sketch.


PS. Father Jeremy confirms it was Jeremiah, and recommends this:

Making art together

Corporate

A friend suggested I try something online that she had previously done “in real life”: a schedule of draw-alongs, or sketching parties, which people could join regularly or as one-offs.

I’m curious to know if anybody would have any interest in that. If you do, please leave a comment below.

I’m posting here a link to the organisation in Australia which hosted my friend when she worked there.