Some yellow flowers from yesterday in the front yard. No idea what they are, just think they are really pretty. Ignore the dead weeds in the back, had to spray them with weed killer because nothing was killing them. Even if we thought we had dug out all of the roots they still grew back. Not the best for the ground but the weeds were killing everything else in the bed. :/
Poured down rain this morning. Monsoon like :p I'm sure the plants liked it though. John mistakenly bought squash a few weeks ago even after I told him I don't think anyone will eat squash (I can't stand the stuff). Well it is growing very very well in the greenhouse (along with a lot of other things). Which would be a bad if we ended up with tubs full of squash that no one will eat but, John didn't realize that it is ornamental only so I guess I can use it for still lifes :p
And no I haven't stopped working on the dragons or the eagle, I just thought a break from coloured pencil might be good for a few days. :) So this is going to (hopefully) be a drawing of Deuce. Nice blog with all the plus of having a dog of your own and none of the mess :p
I know his eyes look like they are in the wrong place but I am pretty sure that just has to do with the camera. When I look at it and measure, everything that is in the sketch looks they way it should. The line art always looks so empty before I start shading and often it doesn't really look like the actual subject because it has no values. I think this is Fabriano 5 paper, but it could be Stonehenge too. Not a huge difference between the 2 I have found when I use graphite just have to remember to spray both types of paper with fixative when finished to help stop smudging. They are both a nice white paper for graphite but if I had to choose one it would be the Fabriano paper as I like using it for coloured pencil and graphite and only like the Stonehenge for graphite.
And really this is good advice and probably would have saved me a few scars on my arms :p
"Never wear anything that panics the cat. "
P. J. O'Rourke