Last week I took some keys to my drawing class. A person should always have at least one key on their journey. You never know when you will encounter a door, just the very door that you need to enter. Unless you have the correct key, or word, you will not get through.
I found these lovely French keys at the Totnes Market, three for a fiver. They are not merely stamped from metal, but have been crafted and have the hand of the maker on them. They feel very good to hold.
When I drew them I really noticed all of the detail. The bows (top part with a hole) are beveled and the shafts are ridged with rings.
The bit (part that goes inside the keyhole) on this one has a doorway in it.
Next, I drew just the bit. It looked very stark on the paper at first. It had to become a house in the winter woods with a chimney and clan animals on the outside.
I wonder what or whom I’ll find inside?