As a spiritual person, nature for me has always been a healing place. Going back all the way to my childhood on the farm, the fields and forests were places of adventure and self-discovery. Animals were companions and friends, and the world moved at a slower, more rational pace than the bustling cities…
Category: Drawing of animals
Drawing of Animals, loose sketches of cows, dogs, cats, goats, farmyard animals
On the Hoof 5 – Ruben’s Cows, Drawing Studies vs. Photography.
my drawings of my neighbours’ cows in the field opposite – drawing studies from life on the hoof 😉 get the joke? if u don’t then u shpould know that colloquial (en-gb) ‘on the hoof’ means on the trot, on the move, improvised, ‘sur la vif’ (fr) … ie gesture drawings of moving objects.…
‘Berty’graphiteA5 sketchbook© The Artist. My mum’s Jack Russell is not well. Might not make it. He is a great friend. These animal friends in our lives. Please note, this skeych is from before his illness.
On the Hoof 4
‘On the Hoof 4’ conté A3 © The Artist.
Drawing of a Calf Suckling
‘On the Hoof 3’ conté pastel on paperabout the size of my hand© The Artist. Spring time here in the Dordogne. The veal calves are in the field. In a few weeks time, they’ll be gambolling & careering about. I can’t believe I’ve got the relative sizes of mother & off-spring right……comme même!
Drawing of a Bull’s Head in Profile
‘On the Hoof 2’ conté pastel on paper about the size of my hand © The Artist. Drawing of a Bull’s Head in Profile The name of this bull was ‘Pom Pom’ I’ve not drawn cows before. I found it strange how my hand didn’t know where to start & how to go about it.…
On the Hoof 1
‘On the Hoof 1’ pencil & ink A5 sketchbook © The Artist. Drawing of a Cow & her calf lying down first of a series of bovines…look further in this blog to follow the herd