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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Joey and Chandler

Our beautiful ducks; Joey and Chandler, have grown so much and, until now, I haven't managed to sketch them at all! So, I took a few moments in the garden trying to capture them in my sketchbook.
They roam freely around the land now, making full use of my bird bath, the small pond in the back of the garden and my flower beds for cool cover...Hmmm!
The squashed flowers are a small sacrifice...I love having them here, hearing their quacks and watching their character form daily...They are a real pleasure.

They are not super models though....They do not stop moving!!! This creates a real challenge which made both spreads here such fun to create.
I'm sure you'll be seeing more of these new additions to our family appearing in my sketchbook.


Jeanette said...

Ducks are wonderful to keep and to draw. I have a number of them and would be lost without them around.

Wonderful sketches, capturing their personalities.

Joan said...

Love these little snippets of the ducks!! Hope you get to capture them again!

Anonymous said...

Awww - so cute! As a child we had rosters and hens, one turkey and one duckling. The turkey use to get jealous of the hens and their chicks - so she used to steal their eggs and sit on them (we never knew where the eggs disappeared). One morning she got up, and all the chicks thought her their mom - and she even took the duckling under her wing .. what a cure sight it was!