Thursday, 14 February 2013

Happy Valentines Day


The picture is one of those very old love stories and the sketch based of a very famous sculpture about it.

It seems that Psyche became very beautiful and one day Venus the goddess of love, looked in her magic mirror and didn’t like the answer, so she sent her son Cupid with a magic love arrow, to shoot Psyche so she would fall in love with the first ugly dolt who came along. Cupid came across Psyche sleeping in the nude and quite understandably shot himself in the foot, so he got the magic instead and fell in love with the first person he saw, obviously Psyche.

These old love stories have many different versions, so for you this will be the wrong one but it was the best I could do in the very short amount of time available, apologies that the sketch is still wet.  

7 comments:

  1. michael is it true that TDC are stalling talks with witherspoons over the royal victoria pavillion thus losing yet another opertunity for the sea front eyesores to be put to good use

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    1. Anon my understanding is that TDC are in negotiations with Rank and J D Wetherspoon and I guess it would depends on what they are offering TDC for the freehold and what they are offering to do with this listed building.

      I think I prefer the idea of TDC getting the lease back, so they either have an unencumbered freehold to sell and or the opportunity for a more leisure orientated use.

      My guess is we are coming to saturation point on the bars and eateries front, while the genuine shops and leisure that bring the people to the area to use the bars and eateries are diminishing. I guess I don’t have to draw a diagram for you to see where this could lead.

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  2. Excellent Michael,
    I’m sure you took time out to treat the little lady indoors; they are all worth that extra cuddle and appreciation no matter what day it is.

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    1. Yes Alan a good day out meal Roses and so on.

      The children are still a bit miffed as to why I drew Psyche, apparently the most beautiful woman in the world, so she looked like an embryonic jellybaby with no neck.

      Did Cupid look at someone or something else? They know it wasn’t just bad drawing because of the technique I used, pencil, pen rubber then paint.

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  3. is the pav big enough for ice skating rink from my recolection of the inside i think it could be doable if the right developer was to be offered the right terms of lease this would complement the cafe/bar area but parking could be a big nono to this

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    1. I would say the answer here is probably not, the area without support pillars is the area covered by the domed part of the roof and while this is fairly long it is also fairly narrow. The economics of skating rinks relates to the amount of people you can have skating at any one time and this is restricted by how many can turn at the narrow ends of the rink.

      Olympic/International rinks have dimensions of 30 m × 60 m (98.4 ft × 197 ft). obviously if this size isn’t available within the support pillars it would preclude holding many competitive events.

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  4. Royal Mail is complaining, as usual, about the sacks of mail that they have to deliver to my door each Valentines Day. Which is unfair bearing in mind that it costs me a fortune to send it.

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