More days, more drawings. It’s a lot easier to make drawings than to upload them, especially since I go old-school and use a camera, not a phone, to take pictures of my drawings.
Oops! I forgot to take a picture of my drawing for April 6, which was just a doodle. I was in bed and tired and cranky, and said “The heck with it!” about doing a drawing, upon which Sarah-Hope handed me her sudoku book and pencil and said “Draw something!” So I did. Thank you, Sarah-Hope, for keeping me on track. I’ll post the image later.
Here is April 7th’s drawing. I would like to do a large ink and acrylic drawing/painting of this, like my blue-black paintings. It’s part of a meat grinder I picked up -where?- long ago.
April 8 is an idea for a linoleum block print, featuring a medieval city with multiple perspectives.
April 9 is another idea for a linoleum block print, this one featuring agricultural workers picking strawberries.
The sketch for April 5, a quick drawing at a cafe.
Now that I’m into this project, I’m itching to dig into a larger and more detailed drawing. After the weekend, I hope!!!
Ah yes– sometimes it’s hard to keep up with your planned schedule. This week is turning out to be a bit hectic – art fair! print show! classroom presentation! dentist! baseball game! taxes! – and while I’m keeping up with my drawings, the posting might fall a bit behind.
So here are my drawings for April 3 and April 4, together in one blog post.
April 3 was a late-night, just-before-sleep sketch of the handiest model, our cat Maggie. Miss Maggie is a bit of a wiggle-worm, so things like perspective and relative sizes of head parts got a bit wonky. Although if you cover one of her eyes at a time, it looks more like her.
Maggie does not look pleased with the results.
April 4’s drawing was also an evening affair. Here I play with ink and wash and some of my water-soluble colored pencils. This was fun!
Plus, you should be keeping up with Deb’s poetry postings. Yesterday’s was a gem.
Blessings on Pharoah
Today’s drawing was done first thing in the morning, while I was drinking coffee. I had read the news last night that huge amounts of plastic were found in the stomachs of the 13 sperm whales who beached themselves in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. And while the cause of death was actually their inability to find the calamari they feed on due to storms at sea, the existence of wads of human waste in their stomachs turned mine.
This is why I pester my young compatriots at work to recycle, recycle, recycle; it’s why, first thing in the morning, I take the copious amounts of plastic and glass out of the trash bins where people left it the night before and put it in the recycling bags. Because maybe my co-workers think it’s inconvenient to walk 3 feet to dispose of their plastic waste properly, but I bet it’s even more inconvenient for the animals with which we share the planet to suffer from eating that waste.
I’ve been meaning for a long time to do some prints about the Pacific gyre. It might be time.
My friend Deb and I were talking the other day about creative work. She felt she wasn’t writing enough; I felt I wasn’t drawing enough. We agreed to challenge each other to do a poem or drawing a day (respectively) for the month of April.
You can read Deb’s poem here: https://debsfewwords.wordpress.com/2016/04/01/the-ninth/
Here’s my drawing for today – a quick ink sketch of the calla lilies growing alongside our porch.