All the rain this spring (it snowed briefly this morning) has me doing a lot indoors — but I still have chores to do — about 60 hens, 2 goats, 2 dogs, a cat, and approximately 2 million honey bees to keep me busy. And that's just the animals. But the indoor stuff is gratifying too. Especially when I see that there are people who like to see my drawings. I have always drawn just for my own amusement — and with my failing vision I have a sense of (not urgency) but of appreciating the moment.
At this moment, I'd like to show you some of my latest animal-themed drawings. I love humans, but I seem to relate more to my furry, feathered, and feral fellow occupants of this good earth. And I can't forget my aquatic acquaintances either.
This first one is an ink drawing of the cat my Sister rescued from a golf course. This one has purred her way into my heart, so my heart bleeds ink for the little darling.
This mixture of oil pastel, pencil crayon, and ink didn't turn out like I had in mind — I like how the background turned out rather than the actual subject matter (my German Shepherd). He's so pretty that I don't think I can do anything that beautiful. But I'll try.
I draw my hens all the time, but rarely save the results. These are two that will serve as the basis for paintings. I rarely paint because it's too expensive for good paint — and drawing doesn't cost me anything but time. I have lots of that.
Left Whale? I started drawing with my left hand in order to use my right hand as a model. It stared looking pretty bad, so I changed what I was drawing mid-sketch. I have no idea what I was thinking.
Further to the fantasy theme. I drew this one as a birthday card for my nephew. He loves dragons.
Well, that's it for now. Time to fetch a few dozen eggs from the ladies in the hen house. Thank you for looking at some of my stuff. There's always more to come. A Fineliner, a pencil crayon, a pastel is really cheap entertainment. G'day.