Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Drawing of a Pig..

Derwent pencils and a medium oil Pitt on Fabriano
Anyone reading this blog must surely think I'm running short of headings lately
with introductions such as chicken, cat and pig but it's really just an exercise in
generating inspiration. I draw every day, sometimes all day, if I'm not going to be
busy with a paintbrush, but often beginning work seems to be the hardest thing. Once the
engine is turning of course, theres no stopping it... it's just to get that beginning....
The previous three sketches and one, yet undone, are based on the chinese
characters for prosperity, good luck, joy and peace which is yet to come.
I decided to give each one an animal interpretation and then draw the result.
So the symbol for prosperity was assigned to a chicken, good luck to a
cat and joy to a newly born pig... Not profound I know, but a nice simple trick all
the same to keep yourself working while the muse is busy painting her nails...

Thanks for looking :)


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Eileen for your kind comment, I'm glad you like it :)

  2. Beautiful! Do you know this pig? Your imagination?

    1. Thanks Kathryn, I'm afraid I don't know the pig, he's part reference and part imagination. He does seem to draw a smile though.


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