Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Finding Solace at the Family Farm

2/19/13 Platinum Carbon Black
2/19/13 Diamine Eclipse
Do you ever have one of those days when every sketch you attempt turns to crap? When every church tower points a long finger of perspectival judgment, and even an ordinary water glass is a million shiny surfaces reflecting doubt and self-criticism?
On days like this I retreat to the Woodland Park Zoo’s Family Farm, where the sheep and goats are nothing but forgiving. Chewing cud in the sunshine, blinking lazily with a what-me-worry gaze, they don’t give a shit about today’s sketches. And suddenly, neither do I.

2/19/13 Private Reserve Ultra Black ink, Stillman & Birn Gamma sketchbook


  1. The sheep are always accommodating. Nice sketches of them. Some days sketching can be just frustrating, but I like the way you just moved onto something else. Good for you!

  2. Bravo, Tina! Why don't you come and preach this to my congregation and me? It's wonderful wisdom.


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