I’ve got to stop drawing birds. The turkey reminded me of family and the quail reminded me of California. And together they both reminded me of the “pet” magpie that my great grandfather had in a outdoor cage in Atascadero. When you walked along side the cage the bird would come close and whisper “I’ll get you.” It took me a few months to figure out that my great grandmother hated that bird and would periodically tell it so (in so many words, that is.)
The above was my second attempt to draw my lovely friend Rachel, whom I’m visiting in Ireland this week. The first time, I had just outlined her hair when she got up to go do something. So I switched to drawing her daughter, Rosa, who also got up and moved as soon as I’d sketched as far as her eyebrows. Then Rachel sat back down, but with her head in a different position. So I finished that drawing, but it wasn’t very flattering or accurate. Later, when she opened her laptop to check e-mail, however, she did sit still long enough for me to get a decent sketch.
Below is the drawing of Rosa that I started while she was watching TV from a chair near the window. Then she got up and moved to a pillow on the floor, so I went back to my previous project of drawing her mom. Later, however, Rosa sat at the table with me and started drawing Rachel, too. So I finished my drawing of Rachel and resumed my drawing of Rosa, although she was sitting right next to me and in a totally different position.
All these people, moving all the time!
Sorry, didn’t mean to go out with a pffft! there. December 3, 2006
I’m on London time. In the last few days before leaving for vacation, I did do some drawings, but I didn’t have time to photograph or post them. And then I spent half a day travelling, and most of the first day in London shopping (Elisabeth! Monsoon! It’s overwhelming!), and then . . . Well, finally, here’s the backlog:
I’m not generally an organized person, but I’ve gotten pretty good at packing for trips. I drew this on Wednesday, after I had laid out the clothes I intended to bring to Europe. I used a new set of twelve Stabilo point 88 mini Fineliners. There’s not a wide color range in the twelve-pack, but they’re cute little pens. Very small. Easy to pack.
I know it’s so over to be drawing pumpkins now, after Thanksgiving, but there are these two tiny squashes that have been sitting on top of the coffeemaker at work for a couple of weeks, and I decided the white one was kind of interesting. It’s not half as yellow as I’ve drawn it.
I drew this for the Invention topic at Illustration Friday, but then I was too late in posting it. I think the staple remover is an elegant little invention.
Stellou reading the paper
Some people like to spread the newspaper all over the carpet and crouch on the floor to read it.
Some other people prefer to sit on the couch with their legs crossed, reading the Internets on a laptop PC.
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That is all. I mean, I brought my drawing kit to Europe, and I will keep drawing as often as I can, but DrawMo! is, sadly, over, so I guess I won’t post them here again until next year. It’s been fun!
Does anybody else have an opinion on what should happen on this blog between now and next November? I mean, should we keep posting links and exercises and stuff? Or are you just over it?
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Aaaaaaaah!! I’m in London!!!!