Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Strike a pose
Painting animals has never been my forte.As far as I remember, I last painted a Puppy that was a challenge at Paint and Draw Together.It looked more like a Bear than a puppy and thats the reason I titled it as Puppy,to clear any sort of confusion.I also posted it on my Facebook and one of my friend commented "What is that?"(Ahhh)
I remember when I was a kid,we were asked to draw a cow for our drawing test.I did, and titled it "A COW".Our parents used to have a meeting with our class teachers when the results were declared, and all our answer sheets were shown to our parents.When my Mom got to see my drawing sheet and a D grade on it,she gave me a cold look and then commented my teacher 'Yasha,just because it has a tail and horn and you titled it A Cow,I scored you a "D"'.Even though I was a kid I felt so humiliated not just because my teacher made such comment but also because parents of other kids sitting beside laughed at her comment.:( My drawing skills definitely got little improved but I am still not very confident when it comes to animals.
When I saw that the recent challenge on TGP was Wilderness,I thought why not give it a try.So,I came up with this piece which is painted in oil.These are actually Mule Deers.Do they look like one or just because it has that typical horn you are forced to believe so?;)