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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Back Yard

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Minnie the Mooch
"She calls it 'Hi-dee-Hole' "
(Chip Calloway)*

Bluebird and chipmunk in the back yard. I started with quick line sketches, and then had to look up reference photos for colors (ain't Yahoo Image search great?!)

*with apologies

(Further details: 0.05 Staedtler pigment liner & Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils in Moleskine sketchbook)

12 comments:

Teri C said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! You have the colors exactly right and I sure expect that little chipmunk to come running-he is so lifelike. Great great job! Just love these.

Lin said...

INCREDIBLY AWESOME!! BLUEBIRD TO SEED POD!!! GORGEOUS, LINDA!!

Karen said...

Love the chipmunk. Tell the cat to leave him alone. You said you used photo reference for color, but how did you get the bird and chipmunk to stay still long enough to draw them. (I can't even get the girls or DH to stay still that long)
BS Karen

zephyr said...

the detail you have captured is wonderful
i envy your ability to draw "here then gone"
animals and birds with such accuracy.

janey said...

Oh you could a whole sketchbook on backyard drawings and I love that whirly (leaf).

mw said...

such loeely linework on that chipmunk. This challenge seems to be a good fit for you!

quotidian said...

AWESOME drawings, Linda!

quotidian said...

My daughter Janna says thanks - she has a blog too! http://magis.blogs.com/julianna - she LOVES to draw! :)

Bonny said...

Linda your chipmunk is so cute! I too have to ask: how fast do you draw to be able to capture them so perfectly? You do such beautiful art, I look forward to visiting your Blog now and then!

Felicity said...

Wonderful sketches! I love the composition of the chipmunk sketch.

starrgirl's world said...

such nice sketches - the animals are great! and i just love the little pod. the black and white is so effective.

Julie Oakley said...

These are so lovely. I've come to nag you to join the 'One mile from home' project. If you're walking anyway...