These sketches make it look like I’m one heck of an artist, don’t they?
Ha! There’s a very good reason I write books. These were done using a bamboo pad and photographs (albeit ones I took). The images are from the UK, on various trips, and other than Jess (the dog) are what you find on footpaths.
I drew on top of the originals, in a separate layer. Neat.
By the way, beware of the cows.
2 thoughts on “How to pretend you know how to draw.”
Beware of cows? Don’t you mean bulls?
That reminds me of an incident from years ago. We lived a few strands of barbed wire away from a working cattle farm. (They didn’t call them ranches in B.C.) One day I looked out an saw a steer in the garden so I ran out to shoo it back across the fence. I shouted and slapped its behind, but got it away only with the help of my neighbor.
I asked Jim then “That is a steer, right?”
“No, it’s a bull — and we just brought it down from a few months in the mountain pasture, so it’s pretty wild.”
In England the cows have been a real problem lately. Last summer a couple of people were killed on the public footpaths in the country. I don’t know if it’s naive people or cows that aren’t used to people (beef cattle rather than milk cattle).
Have you ever read Patrick McManus about “fast mean cows?” Only some are bulls.
Glad you survived your encounter.
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