World Rhino Day 2018

I just wanted to add this little drawing in the mix to celebrate World Rhino Day 2018.

220918 - rhinoWouldn’t it be wonderful to really get to work and produce a full size portrait of one of these animals. I think that way you might get to feel the full power and presence of a rhino. Only thing is, I’m not sure it would stand still long enough.

The mournful expression of a rhinoceros always seems to me as if they have the world’s problems on their shoulders. Perhaps, in a manner of speaking they do. Poor things. Let’s all do our bit to look after them.

I must admit, I do like looking at their ears!

Image on a smartphone.

200918 - smartphoneI drew these two on the train, such is my way.

The smartphone has brought the two head together. The gaze of their eyes coming together at the point of the image on the screen somewhere in front of them, forming a funny invisible triangle, with the phone being out in front of the surface of the drawing.

Or is that just how I’d like this drawing to be seen? Who needs 3D glasses?

Drawing compost bins. Really?!

This is a drawing I did of our compost bins down the end of our garden. They are now over 30 years old and need a bit of attention to bring them back to full working order. They are well overgrown, falling to bits, and with some large logs piled up in front to hide them from view; Pretend they don’t exist.

110918 - Compost binsI wasn’t quite sure what to do with them, but by sitting down and drawing, taking my time to study them in more detail (although not in a technical drawing sort of way), communing with nature a bit (a squirrel was making a right racket in a tree overhead), my sub-conscious brain started whirring and slowly formulated a plan of action. Now to put it into practice (next week).

Happy is a man with a plan. – and a sketchbook!