Drawing a Day Challenge 2018: Day 16

Happy Monday!

This wasn’t the original drawing I had picked out for today. I woke up thinking about otters (random, I know!), and although an otter isn’t on my list, I wanted to draw one. However, when I got on Facebook this morning, the first thing I saw was a friend’s post about it being National Agriculture Week. What better way to celebrate than with this girl!

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Title: Cow

Size: 5×7

Medium: Graphite pencil and white ink gel pen on acid free paper

Inspired/nominated by: Bonnie B.! She and I were on the library board together, and while I was at the Gaslight Holiday Celebration with a table of my art last year, she and her husband asked why I didn’t have a cow piece. I said I never thought about it, but it was definitely going to go on my list for this year’s challenge.

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Favorite parts: I love the ears! They’re such a soft shape (I really don’t know how else to explain it!), and I really like how the face turned out in general.

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Challenging parts: Just like the skunk drawing, getting the contrast between the white and black to stay crisp but still have some variations to allow for shading wasn’t easy. This was definitely the easier of the two pieces though! I also know nothing about cows and haven’t really seen one in person up close, so trying to draw one and get a good likeness was challenging.

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Product availability: The original is available for purchase in my Etsy store here, and prints will be available soon. I do plan on starting prints this week, probably on Wednesday!

*** Update on availability: This drawing has SOLD.

 

What is your favorite thing about cows?

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2 thoughts on “Drawing a Day Challenge 2018: Day 16

  1. I absolutely think you did a fantastic job on the eyes. For someone whom was never around them especially. I have been around them on and off throughout my life, when you look at their faces, their eyes all read different. This cow says “I’m a peaceful cow, sure bring your kid around, I’ll give them a chuckle as I gently lick them. ” Ty for this drawing, it brings me back to childhood.

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