When I did the initial sketch of Five Golden Rings, I thought, isn’t God smart? I mean, there’s no way I can take any credit for this one here. For awhile I was stumped on how to create Five Golden Rings, unless I were to literally DRAW five golden rings. Not only did the thought of that sound boring to me, it just sounded BORING.
Birds are prominent subject matter in the Twelve Days of Christmas, including the partridge, calling birds, french hens, turtle doves, swans, and geese. So it seemed to make sense to me when I read on the Internet that the Five Golden Rings referred to the rings around the necks of pheasants. That statement quickly lost its credibility when I surfed the net and could only find images of pheasants with white rings.
Not that it any of this really mattered to me anyway. I wasn’t feeling this pheasant thing and my only interests in them were observing them in the wild, or having them served up on a platter with some type of vegetable. Animal activists, do not judge me. They are TASTY.
This sketch was created in July when I was visiting my parents. As you can see the Five Golden Rings are five angel halos. I decided only to show the backs of the angels so you could see their wings. My sister, who saw the sketch, pointed out that the collective arrangements of the angels resembled the shape of a flower.
As far as color is concerned, I feel led to use a soft purple background and I may consider using chalk pastel rather than water color pencil. I still haven’t decided what to do in terms of applying color to the angels yet.