Bearded artist not too dissimilar to myself holding in front of him a very pointed freshly sharpened pencil in one hand and a razor sharp scalpel in the other.
The Scottish Word:


I aye like my pincil as shairp as mha trusty scalpel.


shairp: sharp.

I always like my pencil as sharp as my trusty scalpel.

The Scottish Word: shairp with its definition and its meaning illustrated and captioned with the word used in context in the Scots language and in English.

As a youth I never imagined that a scalpel would be my everyday tool working as an illustrator/graphic designer. But it was.

And despite going digital at the very first opportunity. I still value the infinite resolution of paper and pencil to work out my initial ideas.

A computer – even today – is like trying to draw in a friction-less nothing with your head and hands boxed in glass robbing you of any meaningful sensory feedback.

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