Over three years ago one of my back molars broke below the gum line. Although it hurt for several days, the pain went away and I've gone all this time without any issues.........until last week. After a week on antibiotics, this morning was the dreaded trip to have it dug out of my jaw. That was NOT a pleasant experience and especially since they couldn't get me numb enough to make it tolerable. Rather than being rescheduled to try again another day, I told them to do whatever and get the tooth out of my head. The last thing I wanted was to put it off any longer.
While in the waiting room, I started the sketch of a girl sitting across the room with her parents and brother. I was called back shortly after I started so didn't get very far. Then while waiting for the first injection to start working.......then the second..........then the third..........I tried sketching the xray drape hanging on the wall. I tried to sketch hoping it might help me relax a bit but I was shaky and struggled maintaining focus. At least I did manage a little sketching.
Stillman & Birn Beta journal and Micron 01 pen.