Because of my own love of this summer sketching series and the feedback of some very nice people, I have decided to continue with my project here this year and draw everyday. I will post less frequently, which I think will work out for the benefit of all.
This week, I have been obsessed with woodchucks! Our little resident Chuckie, turned out to be a Chuckita and she now has six roly-poly little ones! I got some photos this past weekend and I am in the process of learning how to do video with my new Nikon D7000 camera! I hope to video them in the next day or two, because after reading about them in my nature books, it seems they don't stick around long after they are a couple of months old. Which of course, is a good thing, seeing as how having seven groundhogs living here in SandyLand may be a bit overwhelming!
Hey, what's up Woodchuck?
This one's a mommy's boy (or girl) and sticks to her like glue.
They are curious
I went online and searched for lessons on drawing groundhogs and found a wonderful site; Exploring Nature Educational Resource. These drawings were done using Sheri Amsel's step by step woodchuck drawing as reference.
I contacted Sheri and she was gracious enough to give me permission to use her material here on this blog. She wrote; "
"If nobody ever offers an opinion or takes the slightest interest in one's production, one loses not only all pleasure in them, but all power of judging their value." ~ Fanny Mendelssohn Hense