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Two Turtle Doves – Final Piece

Poor turtles. They can’t even remove their shells to take a shower or brush their teeth without having two inquisitive doves nosing around trying on their wardrobe.  Kind of reminds you of the times when your little sister or brother would go into your closet and put  on your favorite shirt or jeans without permission, doesn’t it?

This one took about two weekends to complete but then again I was multitasking which included drawing, watching a gluttony of US Open tennis matches, and painting what turned out to be an obnoxious yellow color on the bathroom walls (my sister who will be coming down in a couple of weeks will need to peel her corneas back before turning on the lights when she enters the bathroom).

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it, but the three works that I have posted were created using watercolor pencil on 14″ x 17″ bristol paper.  Someday I will convert over to watercolors but right now, I like the control of  the pencils.

Until next time!

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Two Turtle Doves – The Second Day of Christmas

Okay so I lied.  In my earlier post I was going to do “Three French Hens” next, but it was just this morning that I had an epiphany on how to draw “Two Turtle Doves.”   Amazing how your most brilliant ideas surface when you are on the potty. I know,  sorry TMI.  Well we all receive our ideas in different ways.

I started sketching stuff out while sitting on the front porch later this morning.   My plan was to sketch “Two Turtle Doves” and “Three French Hens.”   After I finished sketching the doves however, I just wanted to delve into the final piece right then.

For awhile I had planned to have the doves wearing turtle shells to reflect the play on words, but then I later thought, wouldn’t it be funny to have them confronted by two angry, half-naked  turtles wondering why these birds are wearing their clothes?

I hope to have this drawing wrapped up soon.  Until then,  here is my preliminary sketch.  It’s nice to draw something that you are excited about.


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