This is the sister (or brother?) piece to the first Great Horned Owl in flight I posted a few weeks back. I really enjoy this dudes facial expression, and I swear I did not exagerate it for this piece. He’s all “WHEEEEEEEEE!”
Brush and ink, 18 X 24 inches.
When I was seven years old, I won a contest called “me and my pal” put on by our local county animal shelter to draw you and your pet. I drew myself hugging our awesome dog Chelsea with oil pastels (the coolest art supply on the planet when you’re under age 10) and TOTALLY WON. The prize? A $75 gift card to a local pet store. I promptly took the cash and bought a Zebra Finch whom I named Road Runner.
Every day after school, I would sit and draw RR over and over again from different angles with my sweet oil pastels. One day I came home and there was obviously a different finch in his cage. I demanded to know what happened to RR, and my Mom played dumb and swore up and down it was him. I pulled out my giant stack of drawings to show that this imposter bird’s markings were different, and Mom finally caved. She had febreezed RR’s cage, it was not yet common knowledge that the early version of this stuff was pretty deadly to small pets. He had gone to bird heaven, and I never enjoyed the creatively named Road Runner 2 quite as much. Mom never tried this trick again.
These Zebra FInches are a dad and his two sons, a fun recent commision. Pen and watercolor, Sons: 5 X 7”, dad: 5 X 3”.
Sometimes the stars align, and someone hires you and then pays you in actual American spends-at-the-store dollars to draw THE LOG LADY FROM TWIN PEAKS. As a long-time fan, this was a true delight. Brush and ink, 12 x 12”.
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Just had the privilege of working on a poster for Darren Hayman, the man behind longtime british favorites Hefner. This is his first show in Chicago in over 15 years! The promoters originally suggested a bottle of wine for her basket, but I felt that whiskey was more appropriate. Brush and ink, digital text/color. Original drawing is roughly 15” X 12”.
Hoping to have screenprinted copies for sale at the show, sadly I won’t be there but my husband will be happy to sell you one, he’s one half of the opening group Coltrane Motion !
Click HERE to purchase tickets, $8 adv/$10 at the door.
A Great-Horned Owl in flight. Owls are one of my favorite birds of prey, the ways they’ve evolved to hunt are astounding. Here is some great info on how insane just their ears are: CLICK ME.
We have these badass dudes on our property, and it’s always a treat to hear them when I’m up too early/late.
Brush and ink, 18 X 22 inches. For more of my work, please follow me at LeighDrewThat !
And next up in Drunk Authors, we have Charles Bukowski. This is done with a combo of pen and brush & ink, staring at his face for hours was …bracing.
Hey Guys! Did I mention I finally made an Etsy shop? and that I’m having one heck of a grand opening sale?
BIRDS: CHECK ‘EM OUT.
(please click your way on over to etsy.com/shop/LeighDrewThat to see what all of the fuss is about.)
What to draw when one of your oldest, dearest friends tells you that she’s getting married, the reception is a show, and could you do the flier? (hint- The couple are avid record collectors, total cat nerds, and life-long cheerleaders of the Columbus music scene.)
ps (Happy Friday!)
An American Robin. I had always been under the impression that seeing these guys (in the Midwest, at least) was a first sign of spring. That’s until I moved to Southern Ohio, where you actually see massive gaggles of them as early as February, picking through the snow for random bugs.
HELLO MY DUDES. Have you been enjoying my bird-centric art? Then please take a peak at my etsy store! To celebrate my grand opening, I’m offering 20% off of your ENTIRE ORDER with promo code “birdinternet14.” Only good through next tuesday 7/1/14, check it out at etsy.com/shop/leighdrewthat !