Sunday, April 13, 2008

Hippos in graphite

Finally, a post after over a week! Thanks everyone for being so patient and many hugs to those who have sent me emails wondering if I'm okay. I've been out of commission ... sick with the flu with barely enough energy for my "real" job! But, I'm healthy and happy now and aching to draw! After the hiatus, putting pencil to paper felt like quenching an intolerable thirst with an ice cold Corona ... with a lime twist!

Special thanks to Ali Stewart from Scotland who graciously allowed me to use a photo from his amazing collection. Thanks Ali!

12 comments:

Kate said...

This actually made me smile! I LOVE hippos!!!! What a wonderful and unique drawing Joan, I love it!
Yep, Ali's photos are incredible. Really incredible.

r.e.wolf said...

And you're back with a BANG! This is awesome!! (Glad you're feeling better!)

Marsha Robinett said...

So glad you're felling better...this flue can really wipe you out. This is a lovely drawing...all the "children" are happy and smiling. A unique subject, well done.

Teri C said...

AWESOME!!!!

Serena said...

WOW!!! They look so content and happy....wonderful job, Joan ~ :)

Susan's Scribbles said...

Wow Joan! This is so wonderful! Really enjoyed it. So glad you are feeling better!

Bobo Cat said...

They're adorable.

Neil Toulch said...

Happy happy happy hippos

As always, I luv it

JC said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! This is just gorgeous! I love the tones, shading, lines... well, everything!
Glad you're feeling better Joan (I'm also recovering from the flu!) Great job on this!

RHCarpenter said...

This is wonderful!!!

wagonized said...

Back with a bang is right!
Oh my, Joan, these fellows look so content. What a great drawing.

Joan Y said...

Thanks everyone! I did this at the request of a friend, Charlotte. I found hippos to be very friendly looking ... like they are naturally smiling ... even as they are running 30 mph to attack you!