Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Day 1/21 Creative Exercise


I've decided to join Alicia Padron and her talented group of blogging buddies in a 21 day creative exercise. Sketch for 15 minutes everyday...they say it takes 3 weeks of doing something consistently to form a new habit. You can check out the other participants and their work on Alicia's blog links list. You'd think sketching everyday would come naturally to an artist, but like everyone, life gets in the way. The premise is to try something new, step out of your safety zone, so to speak. So here goes with day one! 

I've been fascinated with the Peregrine Falcons that are nesting atop City Hall in San Jose, California. The eggs hatched on Earth Day and Carlos and Clara have been busy catching local pigeon to feed their growing brood. You can catch them on the Falcon Cam that has been set up by the Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group at UC Santa Cruz. Here is a sketch of Clara with her chicks from this morning taking a cat nap waiting for Carlos to bring home the chow!

8 comments:

Alicia Padr├│n said...

Oh my goodness!! This is so lovely an cute!!! I love he little ones sleeping.. specially the middle one!!

You are too good girl.. I'm so happy you joined us. Welcome t the group :o)

Diana Evans said...

Welcome to the 21 Day Creative Exercise...what fun!

This is a wonderful start and I look forward to more of your art...

Monica said...

This is beautiful, Deb, really lovely and touching. You have an amazing blog, with some wonderful illustrations! I too will look forward to see your work.

sheree said...

this is so lovely - i love their sweet expressions!

also love all your animal characters.

RyanLoghry said...

Very nice illustration. I like the texture you have on the adult bird. I also really like the rest of your work, you have a great style.

Tom Barrett said...

How awesome is that!! I watched the video for a few minutes, but no parents were present, just the kids "playing".

And nice job on the painting! Looking forward to what's next!

Paola said...

Ohhhh! I'm delighted with your work! Great style!
Welcome aboard :)

ginaperry said...

Oh, so sweet and well done! Welcome aboard. I'll link you and keep checking in.