It's dreary outside, but the wood stove is warm, a good day to stay inside. I'll be working on a drawing of a D&H train engine for my 2010 calendar. I should be working on a commission, an anniversary drawing, but it can wait a day or two. Here's what I see out my window.
Pat Stone, the editor of GreenPrints, gave me the thumbs up on the three recent illustrations I did for the Spring, so I'm coasting a little. The assignments force me to do a little research. One story by Becky Rupp compared the current Wall Street crisis to the Dutch tulipmania in the 1600s. Did a nifty drawing for that, should I show a sneak peak? I also did a colored illustration for a poem, a parody Hamlet's famous "To be, or not to be..." This one is- "To garden or not to garden..." Color isn't my strength, but I had fun doing this (for one of GreenPrints' internet stories) First, had to read Hamlet enough to grasp the basic concepts,(what a tragic play, not very happy) before I could try to draw something that referred to it. I'll try to post some thumbnails of my sketches, as a plug for GreenPrints, a cool, gardening quarterly, full of gardening stories and illustrations.