Friday, May 19, 2006

my walk around the neighborhood

Okay I walked my third mile of the week...and sketched each time. I did sketched when I saw something interesting...usually an animal but there are all kinds of plant life asking to be sketched.


Today I found a blue heron in the big lagoon. He was fishing for his lunch. I drew four quick sketches of him. He kept turning around watching me which i thought was funny since he was at least 100 feet away from me on the other side of the lagoon. A large turtle fell jumped off his log when I walked by too...I guess they think I am going to get them. I also found the blue paperclip while I was walking.

This is my favorite sketch. The heron kept posing for me turning around and stretching his neck so that he could keep an eye on me? Funny thing about his watching me is that there was a boy and a cat on his side of the lagoon MUCH closer than I was...but the egret did not seem to notice them. TOOO Busy watching me!
I am not really wild about this sketch. The trees on the island in the lagoon are not big enough or he is tooo big....

This is the first one I did...I messed up his neck and started over...it started as a blind contour and then i gave him some detail. The more I look at this one the more I like it...I think i am going to color some of these...or watercolor them? Posted by Picasa

5 comments:

Lin said...

OH HOW NEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!1 I concur with your favorite!! What a glorious walk!!!! And don't you just love 'found' objectives ---!! They feel like an unexpected 'reward'!!! GOOD JOB!

quiltpixie said...

I actually like the first sketch you did alot -- less finished, but the body and beak "feel right" to me. It'll be intersting to see if the colouring shanges things significantly

Carmen Sidlaruk said...

These are great. I too like the first sketch you did the best.

Anonymous said...

Great. Nothing I love to see more than quick sketches. I don't see enough of these in blog world. I too like the first sketch with your lovely writing trailing around. More please.
Juju

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