Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Draw a landscape challenge and curious cattle



I have been wanting to draw this cow pasture for a long time ...on Hwy 28 on the way to McCormick SC from my house...anyway so i pulled over to sketch it...one of the cows...actually i think they are cattle...black angus...kept watching me and actually seemed to be posing.....so i kept drawing the obliging one in its different poses....finally i noticed it was looking at the road repeatedly and so i checked to see what it was looking at....zooming right by us a jillion bikers...

I dont know if it was a road race or the Augusta Bike club out for a morning ride...Hwy 28 gets alot of bike traffic and there are actual maps online of all the bike routes in this area...this is just one of several...the biker is really a compilation of several of them riding by...shirt here, helmet there....they wear such bright colors...like a flock of birds...

Back to the cattle..friend who grew up on a Kansas farm said that they were very curious always checking out what was going on in their surroundings

9 comments:

Lin said...

I really love your landscape, Maggie! and your journal pages!! SUCH FINE WORK!!!

caseytoussaint said...

These pages are great, Maggie - I love the pasture and those peaceful looking cows.

phthaloblu said...

Great drawings! Cattle are funny. When I lived in PA we would sometimes start our ride on the rail trail then migrate over to the lakes area for some lung-burning mtbing. We had to pass a big field and the cattle would always moo at us. They can be loud! lol! Big, too. You don't realize it until one is standing right next to you.

Linda T said...

Great sketch and good analogy of bikers!

Linda said...

Hey Maggie -- GREAT landscape!

mrana said...

Margaret you've been so wonderfully prolific! I love these pages and the kids portraits are excellent, well done!

E-J said...

Is that cow jumping over the moon? :-)

Lovely, lovely cattle sketch, Margaret. You really captured them well.

platitudinal said...

“....they wear such bright colors...like a flock of birds...”
What a way to describe them --- a flock of birds! That’s awesome!

*I like the determined look of that biker. He could rode a mountain with that zeal.

aPugsLife-laserone said...

Hahah cows are so funny, it's cute how they posed for you. ;) Wonderful drawing!