Wednesday, 25 January 2012
We have a miniature toy poodle called Saffy who, when excited or pleased to see someone, twirls round and round and round and round, sometimes on her hind legs! Which inspired me to draw a circus dog, as I sometimes think our poodle belongs in the circus - she's a very little but very cute performer!
Monday, 23 January 2012
Monday, 16 January 2012
The Ant and the Grasshopper
In a field one summer's day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart's content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil an ear of corn he was taking to the nest.
"Why not come and chat with me," said the Grasshopper, "instead of toiling and moiling in that way?"
"I am helping to lay up food for the winter," said the Ant, "and recommend you to do the same."
"Why bother about winter?" said the Grasshopper; we have got plenty of food at present." But the Ant went on its way and continued its toil. When the winter came the Grasshopper had no food and found itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants distributing every day corn and grain from the stores they had collected in the summer. Then the Grasshopper knew:
It is best to prepare for the days of necessity.
Tuesday, 10 January 2012
Monday, 9 January 2012
Apologies for the terrible photo, it was taken on my phone. Note to self: next upgrade get a phone with a decent camera!
Anyway, here's progress on this weeks Illustration Friday contest with the topic 'grounded'. I loved the idea of a little fishing boat getting stranded in a precarious and slightly ridiculous place. I've gone sailing a few times before and I always get terrified of getting grounded! Although, to this extreme is thankfully impossible :)
Next to the finished drawing is my tiny 30 second sketch I did whilst on the phone at work, inspiration comes at the strangest times doesn't it? Really pleased with this one so far, looking forward to finishing it tomorrow!