I had enough time in studio to play with some new tools – I actually broke out my lightboard to trace the original sketch I made, which was not properly centered for such a symmetrical being. And a new pen nib for the finer lines.
The quote is from a #FolkloreThursday tweet featuring a pair of these bee-ings. Unfortunately I lost the tweet before I noted the source, but the same picture is on this Wikipedia page:
I met them on the mountain trail. They wouldn’t turn to show their face.
I do not know who this is, or why they strolled across the paper stage. Perhaps you should give them a face and story of your own choosing.
Some day this cool weather will turn warmer and my garden will take off. Until then, enjoying the long, slow blooming of spring flowers.
The pretty green ink did not scan very smoothly, it’s really a warmer, leafier shade. This came about by inking a pencil doodle. Funny that I hardly ever use just graphite pencil for drawings, though I love the look and feel. I used to draw in pencil quite a lot.
Final destination, brother-in-law’s lovely place on a lake, and spending a whole day not getting into a car.
The following day no drawing, due to bad planning. I was lying about doing nothing on a very rainy day, figuring I’d draw after supper, but we realized we ought to start the drive home overnight to avoid traffic.
I’ve been traveling and unable to post drawings for a few days.
This was drawn at the home of my aunt, mother of fellow artist Annina Luck. I was under the influence of Annina’s cats and surface decorative patterns!
I had plenty of time free, so indulged in a long geometric meditation.
In effect, a coloring book page that I colored myself.