The Year Of Drawing Adventurously – Week (24) Animal Personfied

Following the chart to 52 drawings this year.

One of my favorite stories of all time is Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland. When I was a child, I had a paperback copy of the book illustrated by Sir John Tenniel. Alas, somewhere between my college apartment and relocating after graduation, the book went missing. I forgot about it until recently, when I read an article about the illustrated Alice. Many artists have been inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic. I repurchased the book along with Through the Looking Glass, in digital format, with a lovely brief biography of the illustrator at the end. Here is my animal personified: White Rabbit inspired by the Tenniel illustration.

And a bonus, the fabulous Jefferson Airplane:

The Year Of Drawing Adventurously – Week 23: Something Imaginary

Following the chart to 52 drawings this year.

In the next few weeks, the themes all seem to run toward the whimsical. I had to think ahead so I had enough ‘imaginary’ beings to choose from. I love the water, have seafarers in my heritage and can’t imagine living too very far from the sea. And so I give you something from my imagination: a mermaid, floating just below the surface!

The Year Of Drawing Adventurously – Week 22: Family Portrait

Following the chart to 52 drawings this year.

This week was difficult in oh so many ways… It was full of upheaval – we are dealing with a major household repair which has my backyard destroyed. And there are some things happening on a personal level that have me anxious and off kilter. The amount of time I wanted to devote to creating a family portrait just wasn’t there. However, I have something to post this week, a series of geometric figures I created using my late father-in-law’s drafting tools. The figures are some of the most calming and soothing things I draw. And though they aren’t a family portrait, there is a family connection.