View Full Version : Sketching at the farm

07-15-2015, 01:35 PM
Had a lovely day painting with friends at a farm. Did 2 small landscapes and 2 pages of quick chicken studies. Not something I normally get the chance to do.

S&B square sketchbook.

First one ... The models weren't good at keeping still!


07-15-2015, 02:29 PM
Amazing, drawing chickens from life. Great job!

07-15-2015, 05:58 PM
It wasn't easy! Hence the scribbly quick sketches. I wanted to catch their shape and colour and movement. There are a couple more to come and the landscapes but I have to wait to put them on as I'm on the iPad.

07-16-2015, 08:02 AM

And a couple more chickens

Next will be the landscapes

07-16-2015, 09:39 AM
I tried sketching chickens before, those things don't stand still for a second! Talk about a challenge! Nice job on these.

07-16-2015, 04:29 PM
... those things don't stand still for a second!

Way to go on these!!

chammi kaiser
07-21-2015, 04:43 AM
Not easy sketching these delightful creatures. You did jolly well.

07-21-2015, 06:43 AM
thank you all :) they did have feet but they were hidden by the grass, if anyone wonders why they have cut off legs!

Joan T
08-16-2015, 12:41 PM
Great job catching all their poses!

08-16-2015, 11:47 PM
Love your fast chickens! Now you're inspiring me again. Great gestures and forms, they come alive for you. My daughter sends chicken photos every now and then, I might have a go but time them.

08-17-2015, 04:45 AM
Timing would be a good idea to make you work fast and gestural. I was at a life class at the weekend that left you breathless the speed he made us work!