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Elephants in Graphite

Hello Friends,

I wanted to share with you the drawing I have been working on here and there in the last week.  I drew from the cover of a magazine, National Geographic Kids, but I did not trace anything.  I had to “fill in” some spots on the adult elephant where other graphics were on top of it, though.

I did a lot of Spring cleaning this week, cleaning out closets, that is.  I had several very large bagfuls of “stuff” we didn’t need anymore and sent it off to town with my husband this afternoon to be dropped off at the Goodwill store.  But I don’t think I am quite done with that project.  I chip away at it a little at a time.

Now I am working on my first drawing of a Panda bear in graphite.  It is challenging!  I felt I needed a change of medium for a while.  I really love pencil work.

I hope everyone’s week is going well.  Mine has been pretty busy.  Aside from all of that I have been doing lots of reading and still working on my assignment that is due April 7th.

What have you been up to?  I would love to hear about you, too!

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug!  🙂

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About whitefeatherfloating

When I began this blog I was simply going to share my writing. However, after being part of the blogging world for quite some time now, I decided to begin sharing my artwork. Patsy's Creative Corner will always have my artwork and some writing, but I also created a blog called "My Crazy Life!" in order to simply write my short autobiography and hopefully get some feedback on it as I go. However, it is a very slow project right now. You can find it here: https://spreadingmy2wings.wordpress.com Thanks for visiting! :)

Posted on March 22, 2018, in Art Talk and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. This is beautiful – I can see and feel their love! I hope you’ll have a wonderful weekend with lots of hugs like this.

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  2. The elephants are so sweet! You did a great job of them. One day pictures of them will be all that is left. 😦 I am always purging and cleaning out. Not so much this week but will do it again when the sun comes out.

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    • Thanks so much! They are such awesome animals! It is unfortunate that they are dying out just like tigers. I have never drawn a tiger, but I need to find a good picture of one first. I know another artist who lives around them in India, I think, and paints awesome paintings of them all the time! They are his specialty. I guess one day I need to get back to sea turtles.
      You know, as far as cleaning out closets, etc., I am the opposite. I like to do it when it is raining! Or when it is 118 degrees out and I am stuck inside in the A/C. 😉

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  3. It always feels great to purge and give things you no longer need or use to someone less fortunate. Your drawing is great, Patsy!

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    • Yes, it does! And I am not done! The garage has so many books that George wanted to sell last year, but he still needs one of those “round to its” as usual! LOL!! There is still a lot of books in the house of mine as well that I am thinking of taking to the used book store to try and trade in. I still have a lot of credit there from other ones I sold, but I just haven’t gotten back down there in probably six months!
      And thank you, Jill. I am glad you like the elephants! 🙂

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  4. That’s great, Patsy. You are doing so well with your art. Keep going! I am working on a rewrite of assignment 9 for submission to a magazine and gearing up for assignment 10.

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    • Thank you so much, Tiffany. I have been wondering if taking this writing course has just been taking too much time away from my art. I like writing, but not nearly as much as drawing and painting. But I am going to finish the course! I am glad you are doing so well in it! I hope your submission is accepted. How exciting that would be! 🙂

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  5. I love your drawing, Patsy! Well done for getting rid of so much stuff! I haven’t started my spring clean yet 😮

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  6. I think they are adorable. I haven’t worked with graphite in years but I tried charcoal. I think I got more on my face than the paper 😊

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