Thursday, December 27, 2007

IF: Horizon (and Backwards)

ACEO 2.5 x 3.5 inches
color pencil
bristol board 100 lb

My favorite horizon, even though I was born and raised in Iowa. Now living near Dallas with the Gulf about a 4-5 hour drive. I love the sea.

I missed last week even though I did a quick sketch.

In Iowa we have gates, lots and lots of gates. Panel gates, aluminum gates, even wooden gates.

In Texas, at least the areas where I helped work cattle, rodeo stock, and when we were on the dairy, there are lots of gaps... strands of barb wire, twisted around a bois d arc post, then you pull it tight and secure the top and bottom with a baling wire hoop.

Gaps are a pain in the butt and backwards!

Gate vs Gap
blue ink pen
scratch pad

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barbie2be said...

those are great drawings. i wish i could draw or sketch or something.

michele sent me to say hi.

ELLIE said...

just love your horizon...I too am a water looking and listening to the really relaxes me...
in florida you do not see alot of gates like in texas or iowa....unless someone has cattle (which is few and far between)
Love your pics....thanks for sharing them.

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Great drawings! Hope you have a very Happy New Year!