Black-Billed Magpie ~ coloured pencil and other drawing media on Legion Rising Stonehenge paper
You know that last drawing of the loon? It was one of those 'unconscious drawings' where you sort of check out when you're in the zone. (I even did it in front of the TV.) Maybe it was a momentary lolcat abduction? "I iz inhabitin' ur body bein' clever with ur pencils." As such, it came off without a hitch.
Can you believe that the above drawing, a much simpler one in concept, took about three times as long in actual execution? The strutting magpie wasn't the problem ~ everything else was! Oh well. It's done and now they all need to be framed, packed and shipped, the real gruntwork part of the whole process.
Rudy has put me onto Slate magazine and these two articles, one about Vimeo (YouTube for artists) and one an article/photo essay about semi-detached houses, one of which has been abandoned, are really worth reading.
powerlinerflyers from wes johnson on Vimeo