Drawing time…

Yes, I know, it's Saturday and I haven't done my usual wildlife walk post. 😦

This morning the rain was torrential. By the time I did get out with Kelly it was gone midday, and there was little to be seen except the usual horses. I liked this one's whiskers.

So by way of change I thought I'd put some my artwork on here. A few years ago I had a spate of doing pencil drawings and found this feline while searching for something else today 🙂 He's a Smilodon fatalis, the great sabre-toothed cat.

Why is it is so much easier to start a drawing than to finish it? I found another Smilodon drawing on my computer, photographed for record's sake some years ago. I assume I intended to complete the dire wolf on the right at some point, but I obviously never did. Now I'm not even sure where the original has gone…

And a pen sketch of two red wolves, done as Algonquin wolf conservation crisis finally came to a close. I put this on the front of a university project that I wrote about Algonquin.

About Adele Brand

UEA Ecology grad, typically sighted in the company of a tall graceful Belgian shephard dog and often trying to carrying a big camera around. Dislikes urban habitat but is comfortable in either prairie or mountain biomes. Frequently watching, or being watched by, foxes.
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10 Responses to Drawing time…

  1. anonymous says:

    Zachary writes:Wow, I didn't expect for you to be an artist! great drawings!! How long have you been drawing seriously? It looks like a long time!P.S. How shaggy can horses get? (Half-serious question) Do they also get winter coats?

  2. sprogger says:

    Wonderful drawings, I had no idea you were an artist on paper also.

  3. SittingFox says:

    Cheers guys :happy:I've always been sketching stuff; dull lectures at university are marked by doodles of wolves and extinct cats on the course notes :whistle: On particularly bad days, I even drew the lecturers! :eyes: I just generally find drawing with pencils and ink less frustrating than acrylics, though I have experimented quite a lot in both.As for the horse – I don't think the coats have an upper limit of shagginess! I don't notice any obvious change in their coats during winter (judging from their artifical coats, they don't adapt that well – probably in the wild they'd huddle in large herds to endure cold spells).

  4. volkuro says:

    Wow great drawings! :up:

  5. anonymous says:

    mountainlion_wales writes:Awesome drawings!!! : )

  6. SittingFox says:

    Thanks Louis :DMountainlion_wales: I could ask you to try to guess the lecturer in question 😉 He thought I was taking lots of notes and smiled at me, which was hugely embarrassing :whistle:

  7. anonymous says:

    mountainlion_wales writes:Hehe!! Hmm, was it Bob James? Or shall I guess again??

  8. SittingFox says:

    No, and I miss Bob's rabbit ecology lectures :cry:Check your emails 😀

  9. ALLY_G says:

    Wow, what wonderful drawings of animals. A great work and a good idea, to post it here!!! :up: :up: :up:

  10. SittingFox says:

    Thanks Elke :happy: I'll post an album of them when I have a free moment.

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