Sunday, November 04, 2007

Blizzard revisited

Mother Goose
graphite 9 x 12 Bristol smooth
copyright Jeanette Jobson

I came across this drawing while looking for paper in my seemingly bottomless art cupboard and throught it was about time I finished it off and put it to rest.

This drawing was based on the adventures of an orphan gosling - Blizzard - who I become mother to a couple of years ago. This was his sleeping position and I could go around and do what I had to do and this kept him quiet - at least for a short time. I'm still toying with an idea for a background for this, but haven't decided on anything yet. It may be some generic shadowy background unless something else appeals. The inside of the barn might be an option. Or in the case of Blizzard - the sofa!


Billie Crain said...

i wouldn't worry about a background on this. it's perfect as is! the only thing i see that might need a bit of of your eyes is looking at the viewer, the other is looking away. adjusting the catchlight in the eye would correct this, i think. i seem to remember this story from the D&S forum. where's the little guy now? dare i ask?

Jeanette said...

Thanks for the input Billie. I'll make that adjustment. I love how others can see what I can't on the screen.

As for Blizzard, he is living with some ducks as guardian in a little town about 7K away. He couldn't be a Momma's boy forever...sigh.