Leonardo's recipe for a drawing a creature or monster from Treatise on Painting ...
"Take the head of a mastiff or a setter,
the eyes of a cat, the ears of a porcupine,
the nose of a greyhound,
the eyebrows of a lion,
the temples of an old cock,
and the neck of a turtle.”
I'm always dreamin' of Leonardo, like here.
More drawings from back in the day. All of these were done in pencil.
Mom on the beach
Bad Seahorse in prison
These drawings, though I didn't know it at the time, were the beginnings of my NorthEast Kingdom series of paintings, drawings and watercolors. It was very fun to be reminded of those days and see the way my drawing has evolved. These are so much more technical than what I currently do! I am itching to make the head on the Beach Bird about 3 times bigger.
You can read a little bit about the NorthEast Kingdom on my website, here and see some of my artwork (citizens and architecture) here.
By the way, there is a terrific blog hop going on right now: eleven tutes by the end. You can check out the details on my blog.
See you soon with some more (current) creature drawings.