Goaties and woodpeckers

goatneighbor

Lamy Safari fountain pen and watercolor in Strathmore w/c sketchbook, 7 X 5″

When you first walk up to the fence (at the bottom of my road) the goats are all where you think you want them to pose for you.  But some of them get suddenly very interested in you. . .like this one.  Cute, huh?!

goats

My first pen lines were too tentative.  This new fountain pen takes some getting used to.  Going over the lines darker isn’t the effect I want either. . .and then there’s the aspect of drawing standing up.  I tried supporting the sketchbook on the fence top, but with that hard goat head and horns so nearby, it didn’t seem like a good idea.

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I have an idea for a new APP. . .a Google Translate for woodpecker chatter.  These guys seemed like they were having an argument, but maybe it was all in fun.  I certainly couldn’t guess.

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Thanksgiving was a day for cooking and visiting, and of course eating, but I had a few minutes to sketch the table decoration.

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