Sunday, June 25, 2006

Blizzard revisited


Last month I started a sketch in my moleskine that turned into a more developed drawing.It was of an orphan gosling that I adopted in February - Blizzard. It was appealing and I regretted a little doing a double page drawing in the sketchbook, as it meant it could not be removed and had the line of the spine breaking the drawing.

A number of people wanted to see it completed on regular paper so today I made a start on it and here is the result. It is a more realistic image of the original reference and may complete another self portrait once finished. It is done with mechanical pencil and some charcoal powder on Stonehenge paper 9 x 12.

The geese and ducks have settled into summer mode now, content to browse the grass under trees and linger in the shade, particularly the Muscovy ducks who never like the sun much. For that matter, they don't like the rain either...

Here is Buddy, the Muscovy, being coy.


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6 comments:

Robin Neudorfer said...

Yes!
You don't know how excited I am to see this as a drawing. You are on a roll and I bet you don't even know it. I am really excited to see the work that you are producing Jeanette.

Jeanette Jobson said...

You're so encouraging Robin, thank you! It was time to reproduce this drawing in a more realistic way. The 'blizzard book' is still in the back of my mind - watch for more goose drawings...

Fireman's kid said...

I remember your stories of Blizzard! This is a great drawing and brings back all the things you wrote. I love the lighting in this and how Blizzard blends in to you.
Stacy (from WC)

Jeanette Jobson said...

Hi Stacy! Nice to hear from you. Thanks for your comments. I still have more work to do on this drawing, finding time is the challenge, as always.

Mallika said...

The drawing is beautiful -- soft and elegant, with that great touch of personality.

Jeanette Jobson said...

Thank you Mallika for your comments.