Friday, November 23, 2007

Chapter 2: Cold Wind

Drawing is still difficult for me, partly because I'm still learning to really see things, not just look at them. This chapter about a hawk took me about three hours of sketching and then crumpling. I think there are 11 rejected versions crumpled on my floor.

So, thanks to you for stopping in. Even if you don't leave a comment, your very presence helps me explore the outer boundaries of my crayonwork. Believe me, I don't push myself when I'm alone.


kate said...

I just stepped over from Pam's blog - I love your drawings! They are full of life! Learning to really see is a gift.

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

We saw a hawk today too. I was incredible to see it's wing spread and to watch that huge bird sail alongon the air currents.

Anonymous said...

Great to meet you and great blog you have here! Very interesting and love how original you are! You can be sure that I am adding you to my RSS feed! Glad we crossed paths!

Maymomvt said...

I really love your drawings! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I think the artwork you mentioned is actually my daughter's chalkboard drawing!

Crayons said...

Hi Kate! Pam is a wonderful blogging friend. I'm on my way over to visit your spot.

Dr., Yes about the hawk. I couldn't believe the heft and the power that lifted him off the branch.

Monarch, No, YOU are the original! I'm hoping to observe nature more deeply this year. Your blog will be a compass.

Maymomvt, Thanks for the compliment. I'm excited to visit your space again. Yes, it did look like a child's drawing -- the only TRUE art in my opinion.

Ed said...

I'm glad to see that you are making your artwork available to us seething hordes once again. I think they're very good, not that I'm much of a judge. I enjoy looking at them.

Today, while at the bark park, I witnessed three crows descend on a tree making quite a ruckus (the crows were making the ruckus, not the tree). After a few moments a big ol' hawk flew away, chased by the crows. I've seen this happen a number of times, but it's always amazing to me that those feisty crows can chase off such an obviously more powerful bird.

Crayons said...


Thanks for that. Actually I think you are a FINE judge. Very astute visual sense.

I worry so much about falling into the inherent ego-centrism of blogging. That's why I left for 7 months. But I came back because I think there's something there (here).

Wow, I kind of hate all crows. I didn't know they could chase a hawk.