Drawing Adventurously (13)

One of the very first subjects I tried drawing was a pixie-like alien for a children’s story I was writing. This one is a lot better than that rather embarrassing first try, but it is still one of my earliest attempts. Unfortunately for me, this challenge fell at a very inopportune time. My time and my mind have been thoroughly occupied with the stress of the international move. So I am sharing this older drawing instead of something new. Hopefully things will have settled down in time for the next challenge!

A Year Of Drawing Adventurously (13) Theme

A biweekly challenge for a total of 26 drawings this year.

With drawing number 13, we reach the halfway point of the year. Can you believe it? The summer solstice, the longest day, warm weather and hopefully lots of sunshine lifts the spirits and reenergizes the mind and body. So for this biweekly challenge, the theme reflects the whimsical feeling of summer. Let’s draw:

Fairies or pixies

The Year Of Drawing Adventurously – Week 26: Mythical Creature

Following the chart to 52 drawings this year.

In English folklore, Mab is queen of the fairies. As per Mercutio’s speech in Romeo and Juliet, Queen Mab is also described as a midwife who delivers the wishes of men in their dreams. She is sometimes mischievous, but never evil, at least in folklore. In modern film and television, she has been depicted as villainous, but that is not her original persona. Here is my mythical Queen Mab: