Safety Last Drawing
Safety Last Drawing by me on Draw Something 2

They don’t make em’ like they used to and Safety Last was one of em’

I began my drawing with a spray painted edge then selecting a light tone of pink watercolor I covered the inside box.  Using a white watercolor brush I lightened the places where I knew I was going to have lighter shades.  I used a black pen to draw the right half of the clock adding the numbers clockwise and black pixel and pen on the right hand side.  Patches of a darker pink were added and I used a highlighter for some of the other details, mainly blacks and pinks.  My drawing was not finished as I wanted the clock to look a bit dustier but as I’m such a sap I ran out of ink before I could do anything about it.  The detail on his face was also unfinished.

Apart from growing up watching every Western that was ever made before 1978 I also watched a lot of silent movies and Harold Lloyd in Safety Last was my most memorable.  The clock scene is still one of the most persistent images in cinema history.  Lloyd performed many stunts himself in his movies which resulted in the loss of the thumb and index finger however hanging from the clock hands high above the street in Safety Last, at the time had a full hand… says you!!

Safety Last

Some other swell movie clock scenes…


Another Lloyd in Back to The Future


Project A – Suggested by Kamran Malik

I used to draw all the time... then there was a very long gap till I acquired a Draw Something addiction that began in March 2012 which threw me into the world of digital drawing. I now mainly use a drawing app called Sketch Club and have recently created a website for a drawing game my friend and I have invented called Monkey Side Bars. Monkey Side Bars is a twice-a-week drawing game where you are challenged to a piece of art on a specific theme. Players take turns selecting the theme for each round. On the reveal date for each round, we co-ordinate a mass posting to Instagram simultaneously across the globe (see posting times and collages). Be sure to check your posting time. The game is open to all who wish to participate. We welcome all levels of skill from beginners to hobbyists to professionals. All you need is a creative mind, a sense of humor, and a willingness to try. You might have heard it through the ape vine… This game will have you hooked on the monkey bars. Like a monkey likes a banana… it has that appeal. Come monkey around with us and see what all the fuss is about.

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