Oct 4, 2006

Grandma


Yun hadn't seen her grandmother in fifteen years. We went to visit her outside of Seoul. She recently had a brain tumer removed so she had short hair like a boy. She was also recovering from a broken hip. She broke it falling out of bed so now she sleeps on a futon on the floor. And she is getting senile. Plus she speaks no english at all. Yun was happy to see her again. The grandmother and I liked each other right away. She was always giving me the thumbs up sign. Even though she is somewhat senile, she was always in a happy upbeat mood. She had lots of question about me for Yun. Yun would laugh because she would ask the same ten questions over and over. The best was, one morning her twenty year old grandson was walking around the kitchen and grandma said to Yun, "who's he?" That cracked me up. We all laughed, even grandma. I did this sketch of their corner market while I was staying there.

5 comments:

Karen at Pen in Hand said...

So cool. Love your street scenes. I think you should do a sketch of grandma, too.

Anonymous said...

I love the lettering and the crates here. Grandma sounds like a lovely lady!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Amazing, as always.

Anonymous said...

Hi Tommy,
could you tell me something about the size of this kind of your drawings?
Thanks alot!

Tommy Kane said...

This one is from a drawing book that is 8 1/2 x 11 1/2. It's by far the largest book I draw in.