Do you remember that a few weeks ago I showed you a drawing of a flying tern? I called the drawing “Liberation“. Back when I drew that bird, I also began another drawing of him (or her), standing on a post seconds before take-off. The barely-begun drawing was interrupted by my trip to France so it sat in a folder until this week when I felt like returning to it.
Though it was pouring when I took the source photos, I hadn’t made any suggestion of rain drops in “Liberation”. Also in that drawing I decided to leave out the post completely. This time the rain drops and post are in.
Alternative titles for the two drawings could have been…
“Liberation” had already sold so I couldn’t compare the colours of the two drawings – until now – when I am viewing these two images together. I wonder if all those Paris drawings done in between these two bird drawings had any influence on my treatment of “Rain Bird”?
I have so many source photos for Paris but I miss my birds AND Kyoto. My various subject matters are going to have to take terns (I mean turns) so that I don’t mourn their absence from my drawing life.