Summer in the City

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It’s going to be another balmy 37ºC in Melbourne today. The hot weather can be a bit of challenge when I’m working on a hand illustration. I have to weigh things down so the fan doesn’t blow everything away. I layer paper towels under my hands on the illustration as I go so that my sweat doesn’t deform the paper. I also find that the light shining through the windows can be painfully bright during the day. Keeping the blinds down and drawing in the semi-darkness is not a great option. My solution? Putting on my pair of red indoor sunnies (Australian for sunglasses). Now I’m ready to draw.