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Post Easter sugar fix

Howdy folks!

I hope that you have all had a lovely and safe Easter weekend!

I've been pretty busy working on characters for the whiteboard animation project but I did manage to get a couple of pictures out last week for my new 'Tea Chest Tattoo' Series of small artworks.

Ink drawing would have to be one of my favourite medims and I really enjoy drawing them.

I used tea and coffee to stain the Manga paper, ironed the wrinkles out and then drew the images over the top once it had dried. I use Manga ink with a nib, Copic markers for a little bit of extra shadow and a paint pen for highlights.

I will be creating a series of these.

These two drawings are available from my Original art page.

'Purroit' (Named after Inspector Poirot).

'Alas Poor Henry' (Henry is the name of the skull that has featured in other artworks and wood carvings)

I have also started another Manga studio drawing, I seem to have a string of unfinished digital works at the moment! I need a 'to do' list. I've called this 'Tasty' for the time being.

Needs a lot of work!

I know this is totally unrelated to art but I would also like to recommend the film 'That Sugar Film'. I belive that with the increasing health problems in our society, films like this are increasingly important.

I'm not into extreme 'health' eating but I do think that we need to shift back to eating more unprocessed foods, not just for weight management but for health, in general.

This film shows where all of the places that sugar and rubbish is hidden under the guise of 'health food'. It's actually quite scary.

Yes, for all of the naysayers, he only tested his research on a sample size of one but seriously, we're all being manipulated by advertising and the media, every day. We all need to open our eyes and realise that we are being played with on a grand scale.

And if you think 40 teaspoons of sugar per day is over stating it, we took my teenage stepdaughter and her boyfriend to see the film. They have recently started doing their own shopping (you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink!) and had reality hit them, right between the eyes, when they realised that they would easily be consuming the 'average' amount due to the likes of cereals, sauces and Iced coffee in their shopping.

Read a review of the movie from the Guardian

Click on the image and it will take you to the Youtube trailer.

If you're interested, I also recommend the book 'In defense of food' by Michael Pollan.

'Till next week!

isobel xx

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