So,I have done multiple drawings of cats and bicycles. But there is one darker subject that I haven’t mentioned. Dark in color and reputation, I find they add life and vitality to the gray days of late fall and early winter. Of course, crows.
The misunderstood critters are associated with Morrigan, pagan goddess of war and fate.
Quoth the raven “Nevermore “. Oh,yes. Death. Comes to us all.
Death makes way for new life. Also, for those who believe, as I do, death makes way for another existence, either in reincarnation or heaven.
But enough about death. Here’s a new drawing with crows in it!
￼Another rainy day picture. I lost the figure of the person in the raincoat scurrying to stay dry.
I did that cheerful early spring drawing, and now….IRL, we’re back to grey, dull, cloudy days. Anything spring-like I’d have to fake, and that never turns out well. So, I wonder, can I portray beauty in the dismal days?
I once tried doing a painting of Park Avenue in New York City on a cloudy day. I thought I’d make it look dramatic and moody. Instead, it turned out pretty depressing, just as it looked the day I took the photo.
So, I’m going back over my work to see…what have I done on cloudy and/or rainy days?
While I still lived in NYC, I did a drawing from a photo I took with a flip-phone. This is it, clouds in the late afternoon. The sky is clearing after a rainstorm.
Then much later, just as I was moving to Connecticut, I saw this view of clouds surrounding a double rainbow.
So, now I’m wondering…can I go back and do a drawing of a cloudy day, making it look moody and not depressing? We shall see……