a journal of original drawings and screen prints of animals


Friday, February 12, 2016

Donkey, Squirrel, Chicken and Hare

copyright Barbara Di Lella 2015
The drawings in my sketch book usually start off as some sort of muddling about. I rarely start with any particular idea other than the animal. This particular page was from last year's book when I was beginning to work on Squirrels & Rabbits with the possibility of Chickens and Donkeys. The Donkey eventually won out.

Sparrow Avenue, Donkey Pillow 2015

Sparrow Avenue, Hare Pillow 2015
And the rabbit, no matter how hard I tried, kept coming out as a Hare. The Squirrel will have his debut later this year, but the Chickens may have to wait...

It is a long weekend here in Ontario as well as British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan: Family Day
Not only that
it will be
Valentine's Day
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

1 comment:

  1. I love peeks at your sketchbook. What a lovely composite the drawings naturally become.
    The final drawings are so beautiful, nicely off centre on your cozy pillows.