Tuesday, 7 May 2013

A chianina calf

This Chianina calf was just a few days old. They are born with very long legs, longer than what you would expect from a cow. They look more like Bambi than to a regular calf.
Anyway, the farmers wife put her hand in the calfs mouth, and he was desperately sucking it all the time as I made this drawing. He probably thought there was milk.
I had to make this sketch really quick, just within a few minutes, afraid that the scene would change.


Michael Lukyniuk said...

You made a pretty good sketch within a short timeframe. I always find this tough to do. At my life drawing classes, we have 90 second gestures as a warm-up exercise. Sketching fast is pretty stressful and one wrong line can throw things off. Again, you did pretty well.

Rene Fijten said...

Thanks Michael, I never show the ones that didn't work out.... ;)
The exercises you describe are very good. I didn't know you did life drawing classes as well.