16 x 20 Graphite
"Once you have tasted flight,
you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards,
for there you have been
and there you will long to return."
Leonardo da Vinci
This is supposed to be the preliminary graphite study in preparation for a larger colored pencil drawing. But I like this version as a finished piece, too.
I'm really caught up in this duo! I hope I can do a series, portraying the adventures of the little girl and the grasshopper.
I've been turning down house portraits right and left this week, and I'm sorry to say, it's getting easier and easier to just say no. Except for the return clients, who ask for a second, third, or in one case, a fifth house portrait! For those people, I mail them a little gift from my Etsy shop as an apology. Hopefully, they'll come back another time, and buy one of my existing drawings to add to their collections.
Speaking of collections, I received this photo from the customer in England who bought the original piece "Djembe". They have it hanging in their music room, which seems very befitting. I'm glad to know my drawing has a good home. It's hard to let them go, sometimes!
I also sold the original Joon tree lady, that I did for the beer label. I gave the woman who bought it a copy of the Madtree ad, too, showing the illustration on the bottle. I'm confident she'll take good care of my Jooniper.
And the original little red fox drawing sold on the same night, as a Christmas gift for a ten year-old girl from her grandfather. I hope she likes it!
Tomorrow is December first, can you believe it? Enjoy the season, my friends!