Monday, June 25, 2007

Before S&AA

Been under the weather with a stinking head cold of late which just won't shift so I have no new art to share this week other than drawings dug out of the archives from the days before "Stamping & Altered Art". Back then I was more comfortable working in monotones as you can tell!

Puffin 1983 (poster paint)

Stork 1983 (poster paint)

Brian the Boa 1985 (pencil)

Brian was my pet Boa Constrictor who shared a room with me in the nurses home in England back in the days when I was a nurse. On a wet Sunday afternoon with little else to do I decided to draw him whilst he was settled on his favourite branch......he was just a baby then about 2 foot long. Unfortunately by the time he had grown to about 6 foot, a rumour had spread throughout the nurses' home that someone had a snake in their room & a few of the Thai nurses were becoming a little paranoid about encountering a snake on the loose, so Brian had to be found a new home much to my dismay :(

This has always been one of my favourite drawings apart from the log he was resting on....that was pretty naff, wish I had drawn that better at the time!

Alstromeria 1982 (pencil)


Mieke said...

Wow, Nice Boa!! We have snakes to :O).

kelsey said...

Great pictures Gisele! I'm a snake person too...used to have a "children's python" when I was a teenager. I also have a little reminder in the form of a's where the sun don't shine...hehehe...too much information! lol

Kari said...

Gosh! These are great! I love the puffin and Brian, they are wonderful.

I don't think it matters about the branch that Brian is on not being perfect as Brian is the main subject, the branch needs less attention anyway.

Do more drawings, I say!

kari x

Jen Crossley said...

Great picture gisele thanks for sharing

Judy said...

Hi gisele, hope you are feeling better. nice pics - cya.

Sharon said...

Gisele, your work is wonderful. You are VERY talented indeed! Hope you're feeling better now. Take care.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Love the fact they are monotone. Adds to the drama I think. great work.

Pity re Brian though getting 'moved along' :0(

shirleymcc said...

I love your drawings - I wish I could draw like that!!!
thanks for sharing them.

Anonymous said...

wow, wow, wow to all of them. You are so talented. Each one is just awesome but that 'Puffin' one really grabs me. Hope you are feeling better.

Ro Bruhn said...

What fabulous drawings Gisele, you're a real artist.

cookievf said...

Gisele, I enjoyed hearing your story about Brian and agree with the others on your exceptional drawing talents. Impossible to pick a favorite! - vicki xo