Monday, August 17, 2015

The Darker Side of Chalk Pastels

At the risk of showing further ineptitude at drawing, I have decided to share another chalk pastel foray. With this one I portrayed what I know well, vultures, in a scene inspired by a "Twilight Zone" apocalyptic classic and my own back yard view of local wildlife groupings. For the birds' fascinating presence, I'm very grateful.

Burning Sun

Of course "The Midnight Sun" has a classic twist ending and for that reminder 
 I thank Wikipedia (Huge Spoiler Warning). Additionally my gratitude goes to About.Com for the information on vultures. I always thought of a grouped flight as a tornado before finding this awesome information.

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12 comments:

  1. I know nothing about vultures other than the impression I've gained from horror films and dark stories! Love your atmospheric picture.

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  2. That's one of my favourite episodes of the Twilight Zone. I love your take on it. And thanks for the links. It's great to know when vultures are a committee, venue, volt, or kettle, or wake.

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    1. Thank you! You're very kind. And I'm glad you enjoyed the information.

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  3. The word "ineptitude" is so out of place here, Darla! Love your drawing. Now you've inspired me to sketch something! :)

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    1. You're so very kind. I'm thrilled to have inspired you!

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  4. You are talented. Loved reading about vultures, especially that they are called a "wake" when feeding as a group on a carcass and that their heads are bare for a reason.

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    1. You are so kind! And I'm happy you enjoyed learning about these interesting animals.

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  5. We have nominated you over at My Mutt Riley for 8 photos of happiness

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  6. vultures are kind of scary when I see them on the road. I like yours though. lol
    I just found ArtistsNetwork.com through a fb friend in Holland. They seem to have pointers on drawing etc. I may even start doing something again.

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    1. Thank you for the tip and kind words! I hope you do get to enjoy some fun creativity.

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