Monday, September 22, 2008
Personality and plants
I think one of the reasons that I enjoy drawing animals or people is that I love seeing the personalities shine through and trying to capture them on paper.
Animals as well as people have their own quirks, likes and dislikes and ways of living their lives. Their expressions are so often true to their personalities. This line drawing is of my daughter's and fiance's dog, Jessie. Jessie is a high energy, playful dog. She's part Labrador, part Retriever and those breeds are reflected in both her looks and personality.
I'll start adding some values to the drawing and see if I can bring out her fun side.
I've been gathering more of my heirloom tomatoes from the greenhouse as the growing season is closing in fast with a frost forecast tonight. Besides the wonderful flavour of the tomatoes, I love the shapes of these fruits. Lumpy and bumpy with ridges, valleys and indents, they are unique and so different from the 'perfect' tomatoes found in the supermarket.
I also have about 10 pounds of purple beans to be topped, tailed, blanched and frozen. Not a task I particularly want to do, but I know that it will help fill the freezer and be welcome during the winter.