Here’s Squeak done in charcoal on gray paper with white and pink pastel.
This sweet girl was a commission.
Otherwise known as Jackass Penguins. This ink is from a photo my relative took of a wild penguin in Africa. He had this to say:
When I went to South Africa I did not know about the penguins. I took a tour to the Cape of Good Hope and the Boulders Beach Park was part of the tour. There were park rangers there to keep the tourists from getting too close. Penguins will bite. There are only 2 or 3 kinds of penguins that like ice and snow. There are maybe 17 kinds that do not. At least one of my pictures shows a girl in a bikini sunbathing on the sand with penguins walking around her. The penguin in your picture is not trying to keep the egg warm. It is shading the egg from the sun to prevent overheating.
This is a sweet, gentle lady.
This is one of a small flock that had begun hanging around my relatives’ house, apparently free-ranging over from another house or farm. They were very friendly and posed for many photos.
As soon as I saw my relative’s dog, I wanted to paint her. And when I saw her jump up on the colorful sofa for a break from the guests, I knew I had my composition.
This is a beloved dopey dog Max.
I never realized he had so many colors in his grey fur until I saw the source photo this is based on, him in front of the terra-cotta tile.