Saturday, September 27, 2008

the lion tamer - 100 drawings in 100 days

another circus image... this time a lion. don't have too much to say about this one, as i am busy drawing at the moment, so i think i would rather channel my energies toward producing the images for now, rather than write about them!

this drawing is called "the lion tamer".

Thursday, September 25, 2008

allora windmill - 100 drawings in 100 days

when i was a child, we had a quarter horse ranch, as well as a 20 acre plot way out in the middle of nowhere, which we used as "spillover" for the millions of extra horses that my dad just couldn't resist (a gross exaggeration, but you get the idea). it did, however feel that way to my mom, who used to take us kids along with her when we'd have to drive out there (sans dad, who was usually away in a remote location working on a pipeline) to feed the horses.
but i used to, and still do, love the windmill on the property. there's an old-world, clean air, down-home feel about the sturdy old windmill. and they just used to sit there and flail around in the wind (hopefully) and pump water for the horses and the oats that we were attempting to grow for them to eat.
this drawing is called "allora windmill" in honor of the dear old war-horse that helped our family.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

the hat and the flying pig - 100 drawings in 100 days

even though i am most definitely looking at the world differently since i started this project, i sometimes have a hard time finding things to draw. other times, i just cannot stop my camera taking pictures of everything i want to draw!

recently i was at the saturday morning markets, and bought a new sun hat - a beatuiful wide-brimmed black hat, which should come in very handy this summer (hopefully it will be a much sunnier summer than the last one). the dove/girl in the black hat is the model for my beautiful hat (don't ask me where i get these ideas to put a pouty girl's head on a grey dove's body...), and it is titled "miss de's new hat".

i just had to draw a pig, and what better pig to draw than one that flies! hence the title, "pigs can fly".

so, how do you feel since reading this blog?