|Morgan Freeman, Graphite|
|Emperor Penguins, Colored Pencil & Watercolor|
|Red Fox, Colored Pencil & Watercolor|
See the turtle of enormous girth!
On his shell he holds the earth.
His thought is slow but always kind;
He holds us all within his mind.
My brain was flooded with ideas. I sketched daily, the weight of wanting to do a drawing inspired by King's writing and do it justice was gargantuan. The story is so huge, all encompassing, that I obsessed over it. How could one of my measly drawings ever do it justice? The self doubt is the worst feeling, but it flees from your mind when the right idea finally evolves into something workable. I look forward to the Earth Day drawing all year. The turtle smiled at me from the right side of my brain and I knew I was on to something. After all, Roland of Gilead and I wanted the same thing, to do our own small part in saving what remains of our world. Ka is a wheel. Comma count: 28.
|Earth Day 2016, Colored Pencil & Watercolor & Marker|
My hope in doing the annual Earth Day drawing is to raise a little bit of awareness and to keep our planet, our home, fresh in peoples minds. As usual, I am donating some of the money raised from the sale of this drawing to the World Wildlife Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to conservation and fighting the effects of climate change. If you would like to know more or would like to donate directly you can visit their website at www.worldwildlife.org. My 2016 Earth day drawing is available via Etsy.com: http://www.etsy.com/shop/BeckyTylerArt
Now that I found my creative mojo again, I look forward to future adventures in Utah this summer. Hiking, camping, drawing, and taking photos. What else can a nature loving artist ask for? The imagination and inspiration fled into the desert, and the artist followed.