I bought tickets to and attended Cow Patty Bingo today – for those of you who don’t live in the boonies, it’s where you “buy” a 3×3 square in a field (usually there’s 1000 or so squares), they release a cow in the field, and if the cow craps on your square, you win. Unfortunately I didn’t win, but I did get to see an animal, which, if you know me, is almost as good in my mind. The cow was actually a 2500-lb ox named Tom. He was adorable and I had to fight the urge to go over and nom his fuzzy ears. I got bored waiting for him to poop so I whipped out the sketchbook and drew him. I especially like the sketches of his legs.
I’m trying to work in my sketchbook more – to focus less on creating final products, and more on the process, refining skills and generating ideas. My friend Steve and I always say that we just want the final product to be done once we see it in our heads, but we both know that’s not the case! Hopefully doing studies and free-association and doodling will help me come up with some good stuff. Ideally I will be putting stuff here every day but knowing me that probably won’t be the case. But I can always try! ❤
Yesterday I cooked some white chicken chili and sliced up an avocado to eat with it. I fell in love with the perfect, round little pit once I opened the fruit up, so I decided to poke at it and draw it. This is a 40-minute sketch with part of the pit casing peeled off.