Today just one illustration. This one took me about two hours because of the detail. Since the changes will not be as big as the first three weeks, I am thinking about doing the drawing every other day.
Tags: growing up
// Nov 8, 2007 at 4:37 pm
You are generous, Mieke! Following little chicken’s growth and discovery of itself is fun, but also a lesson in observation that moves through your perspective and pen to us. I’m in awe of your skill, along with little chicken’s development that you allow us to witness.
Thank you from a beginner.
// Nov 8, 2007 at 5:00 pm
I totally agree with Nicky’s comments! I, too, am in awe of your skill (and pen and ink is my favorite medium, so I get an extra kick out of seeing these drawings each time you post them.) I love the detail on this one and the positioning with the wing up. You definitely inspire me to get my pen out and get drawing!
// Nov 8, 2007 at 5:10 pm
Hi both and all the others commenting on my drawings:
Thanks! I am not able to answer as much as I want to, these drawings I do in between the rest of my work, but I am flattered with all your compliments!
Although I probably will not draw an illustration each day from now on, I will collect all the data needed to do so, so even the in between days will be recorded and maybe drawn in a later time frame.
// Dec 8, 2007 at 3:00 pm
Was Tags holding his wing up into the sun, Mieke? If so, she could have been demonstrating a behavior pattern of birds called “sunning” wherein a bird will spread its wings and tail in the sunlight and hold the pose for several minutes. The reason for this is debated but is commonly believed to help rid the feathers of parasites. It could also stem from the earliest days of bird-like animals who used this technique to warm themselves. Or it could just feel good! Have very much enjoyed seeing this series of extraordinary drawings. Thanks much, Bruce.
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