Drawing with broken arm

Oct. 24. Evening. Just came back from the hospital, broken drawing arm… so switched to the right arm and continued drawing on…

evening drawing with my right arm for a change

Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

Drawing of a a nurse telling man with backpack that his arm is broken. Drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt
It took me a while to face that I’ve broken the arm I draw with (left)

Your arm is broken” the nurse told me.

I’d waited all day hoping it would be o.k. Now I stood outside the hospital with my new plaster arm, I have four weeks to get to know my right arm better. I tried to unlock the bike I fell from yesterday using both arms.

Tomorrow morning I have my next drawing job… It was dark and almost raining… Looked at the arm and still wet plaster. “Don’t use your arm before the plaster dries” the nurse said.

If I started walking now, maybe I could make it back to my studio before the rain started…

sketch trying to get on the bike ( drawn with right arm)
Giving up using the bike

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