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!

One Tree

One lonesome tree

Gives such welcome shade to me

One lonesome girl with grass stained knees

With her book, finds quiet and peace

Still working on the next section of Small Cuts. Sorry for the delay! Hopefully I will have it for next Friday.