Monday, July 5, 2010

Chick Drawing 3

All the fingers are accounted for... onward to the chick! This is where I am at right now on the drawing board. There will be a few alterations here and there where the fluff of the chick comes onto the fingers. I am pretty happy with the progress when compared to the time that has been (or hasn't been) spent at the drawing board. I will get some good time in tonight and tomorrow, so it will be exciting for me to pick up a little speed on this one. So far, I am only working with my 2b mechanical pencil. When the drawing gets closer to completion, the overall look will tell me if the 9b needs to come into play.

I wish my drawing was progressing as fast as the feathers on my chicks! Look at all those wonderful little feathers coming in. If you look at his feathers right behind his head, you will see how the curl up. It makes them look as if they have a fluffy boa around their neck. My black chick is nowhere near this point. I do not know why, but his little body is taking its time on filling out. Of course, he was born a day later than this little guy. We were surprised to find out that one of the yellow chicks is getting in a brown variegated feather. I have never had one of that color. He is a lethargic little bird and will only set down when taken out of the cage. He can walk fine but just doesn't care to do it much. It concerns me greatly, but my son tells me that I am just being paranoid... that could be. ;-) All chicks have such individual personalities. I love how they try to act so tough, but when you go to take them out of the cage, they scramble and hide in a pile in the corner. I thought about taking them outside today, but the weather is not cooperating... maybe tomorrow!


Reflections From Life Art Blog said...

This looking great Brenda!! Love the fingers! They are so hard to draw realistically, but you're doing fantastic! This hand series is perfect for you. Really shows your talent. :D


Brenda said...

Thanks so much Nancy... Your opinion means so much to me! I have enjoyed the other subjects that I have done but seem to migrate back to the reference pics that involve hands. It will be my own personal challenge!!

Teresa Mallen said...

Woo-hoo - some chicken art!!! Well, some soon to be chicken art, the hand looks fabulous! :-) They do grow very fast don't they? My chickens are just 10 weeks old and they look like fully grown adults. I wish I had taken more pictures!

Brenda said...

Thanks Teresa... I do like raising these little guys and gals! Thanks to the digital age, I have loads of pictures. They really do grow up way to fast!!