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May 2019 Hospital Sketches

In May 2019, a family member of mine had surgery. It was an extremely stressful time for me because I was not only worried about my family member, but I was struggling with complications with my recovery from an antibiotic resistant infection and was trying to find myself a new job and place to live. Even though my health has improved dramatically and my family member’s has as well, I still feel very sad thinking about that time last year. I was so full of hope and was excited for what the future would hold, but it didn’t work out. It was a similar story to my life this year, which makes me even more frustrated and depressed.

While trying to find new things to talk about on my blog, I discovered the sketches I did while waiting in the hospital for my family member to have surgery. I didn’t talk about them last year because I was so disappointed with how my life turned out and didn’t want to remember that time of my life. This year, I still feel bitter and frustrated, but I do feel a little better about things that remind me of that time, such as the sketches I drew.

The first sketch I did was of some flowers I saw in the hospital garden…

I wanted to do a rough sketch of the flowers, but, because as I continued to draw that day, this is the sketch I put the most effort into that day.

The second sketch was another sketch of the flowers in the garden, but this time I didn’t put as much effort into making…

The third sketch I did that day was of another flower in the hospital garden, but, because I didn’t like how the previous sketch looked, I put more effort into…

After I lost interest in sketching flowers, I began to sketch the waiting room I sat in…

I didn’t put much effort into this sketch because, around that time, I received some upsetting information about my family member and their surgery. So, I left it as is and didn’t care to finish it.

After things improved and the surgery went on as normal, I began to search for pictures on Instagram that I could sketch. I found a photograph Morgan Donnar posted of her wearing a medieval costume, so I sketched her…

As well as a photograph posted by Firefly Path…

A historical photograph posted by Corsets and Couture…

And finally of a photograph posted by American Duchess…

I didn’t finish the American Duchess sketch because I spent the rest of the time in the waiting room, texting and emailing my friends about what’s going on with my family member and the surgery.

Although I can recall the sketches, what order I drew them in, and how I felt that day, I am pleased I was able to sketch that day. I was a wreak of nerves and anticipation it wasn’t funny. I can also tell by how much effort I put into the sketch and how they look that I was stressed and mentally distracted that day. Even though they don’t look the way I would ideally want them to, I would like to scan the sketches and finish them in Photoshop Elements someday soon.

Well, that’s all for now! Thank you for reading!

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