It has been a long time since my last post. I have been on holidays and back at work, worrying about the forest fires in Southern France (not too far from the place in the countryside where we spent 10 days) and the flash floods in South-Eastern Spain (we knows this area quite well, we used to be there for New Year and sometimes also in September). Therefore, I did not want to let this climate strike week passing by without expressing my my support and my concern. I want my government to act, finally.
August is coming to an end today and so the challenge #Waugust (and also #doggust). Thank you to @Meerhund and @kritzelich for setting up this; it was a good thing to have a goal every day and also discover the colleagues' creations. Here a collage with all of the dogs I drew with Indian ink during the month. My favourites? Nicki and the Utonagan, maybe... Missing (ideas for next year, who knows?): boxer, greyhound, bulldog, and so many more. Enjoy!
Every year in August, fire is probably what we fear the most. I hope that the different fires in Gran Canaria, Estepona, Marbella (and I am certainly forgetting one or more) will soon be declared extinguished for good. And I will be glad to see the first rain in October, to put an end to all this.
As so often on Twitter, I learned about the challenge #Waugust rather by accident: I knew about #drawingaugust but was not planning to participate this year, too much work and heat... But #Waugust (drawing one dog breed per day until the end of the month) sounded exciting because I love dogs, a silly dog owns me and I will be a dog if I reincarnate one day (N.B. in German, "wau" corresponds to "woof in English, making of this hashtag a combination of barking noise and name of the month).
After one week or so, we heard that similar challenge, #doggust, was running in English (with another breed list)! So I went on posting one dog per day using both hashtags from then.
Here my first fifteen dogs, all drawn with Indian ink. Some are better than others, they are all only quick sketches. Enjoy!
My favourites are Nicki (the "dog of my dreams"), the husky and the fox terrier:
It is August again, which means that it will be New Year today in only five months (I saw the first advertisement for the Spanish Christmas lottery yesterday). I needed to create something strong and full of energy to help us to bear the heat and the noise of the summer here at the coast. As August begins today, the challenges #DrawingAugust and #Waugust (both 1 drawing per day) begin today too on Twitter. I will kill two birds with one stone drawing one dog breed per day for #Waugust (in German), tagging my sketches with #DrawingAugust as well (yes, there will only be sketches, I have no time for more than that). Enjoy!
Time is flying, and here is another finished Animal Alphabet (the next will be announced next week). "Sealife" was an amazing theme, you can use a lot of blue and other bright colours. It has become obvious that oceans and seas need protection. Living in a touristic area at the seaside, I see every day the amount of rubbish we produced because we are (still) not able to do without once-only packaging. Time to change many of our habits. Here are my 2 favourites, Fangtooth and Zebra Lionfish, and letters A-Z in two collages. Enjoy!