If you’ve been with me for a while, then you’re aware that things with wings, particularly birds, are one of my favorite subjects to draw. Lately I’ve been tossing around the idea of doing something with doves, so last night I got to sketching out some thoughts for my next piece. I’m just in the preliminary stages of this so nothing is final. This piece will be a bit larger than my art card drawings, probably about 5×7, so I’ll be working on it for a while. But I’m excited and looking forward to inking it, although, I wish there was a way I could just take the image from my mind and just place it on the paper. Trying to get something from my mind, to my hand, to the pen and on to paper can feel rather laborious at times.
It’s been pretty cold here in my neck of the woods as of late and it’s expected to get even colder as the week progresses on. Out of concern for safety my other half’s employer has given everyone the next two days off. So we’ve stocked up on hot cocoa and stuff to make a variety of soups in anticipation of spending the next few days curled up on the couch reading, drawing and consuming warm liquids. Even though it’s going to be dangerously cold, I enjoy times like this. Life seems to slow down a bit and the weather gives me a legitimate excuse to be a hermit so that I can spend my time doing my work without that little devil on my shoulder beckoning me to get out the house. Winter time is when I’m most productive.
So Valentine’s Day is coming up soon. I always like to do a piece in honor of the day since it’s one of my two favorite holidays, the other being Thanksgiving. I typically enjoy Valentine’s day not for all the lovey dovey stuff but rather because my better half and I have an excuse to go out and buy a big box of chocolates and then sit around all day eating them like two little kids. We’re lovey dovey on a daily basis so we don’t need a special day to remind each other how much we care for one another. But we really do love chocolate and we jump at any excuse to go out and get some. 😋
Anyhoo, I wanted to do some more work with birds so I got around to sketching up something I felt was adorable and expressed the sentiments of tenderness and love.