The second Boot Kamp assignment from Sketchbook Skool was to draw some money. I’ve drawn a dollar bill before following my trip to the US last year but decided to go with something more familiar this time.
I always knew that bank notes had a huge amount of detail in them but I don’t think it really registered with me until I started drawing this £5 note. It’s taking a long time and the Queen seems to have developed a tan while she’s been waiting for me to finish this. I’m sure she’s not that happy about what’s going on with her crown but never mind!
On a totally unrelated note, while I was working on this yesterday, I listened to a This American Life podcast about how people’s expectations of you can dramatically affect what you can do. The main focus was on seeing, which I was doing a lot of with this fiver. I’m probably always going to remember that podcast in relation to this drawing from now on but drawing aside, it’s worth a listen if you get the chance – it’s called Batman.