Friday, February 25, 2011

hand drawn

Brace yourselves - I'm blogging some ATCs that I drew by hand. Maybe sit down till it's over.

So, I really wish I could draw. My mother was a very good artist, as I've mentioned before, and it bugs the hell out of me that I can't pick up a pencil and render a recognizable drawing of whatever. I was cruising thru the ATCs made for a hand drawn bird themed swap and saw some whimsical fantasy birds that cracked me up. I studied them for a bit, then got out the black marker and gave it a shot.

The results are... not too bad. By the third one, I was starting to feel like maybe my problem had been trying to draw something realistic and that maybe I actually have the heart of an impressionist. <I can hear you snickering...>

Anyway, I'm pleased with these, prolly more than I should be, given that most 6th graders could crank out something similar, but for me, it's a definite start.


  1. Love 'em Leslie, they are such fun! Funky colours! I think youi have found your inner draw-er.


  2. I think your drawing is awesome! I especially love your birds here, but I really liked my envelope too. Thanks, Leslie!

  3. Who told you that you couldn't draw?!! Love your humor...AND your drawing! Your colorful birds are pure delight... :)