Sunday, June 25, 2006
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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