November 15, 2005

The Royal Winter Fair IV

Well, no winter fair this year. It's the first time in years that I've missed it--too busy I guess.

As the bookend to my Royal posts, a final entry thanking Drazen, Smook, Justin and the Doodlers for also doing into the animal thing. And, although they're clothed, Uli Meyer too. And thanks to everyone who left comments--it's very stimulating, and I do hope for more.

Anyway, a year ago I was wrapped up in my little suburb project, so I didn't draw too many animals at the fair--instead, I took it as an opportunity to sketch people, as the weather outside had already become inhospitable. At the fair there's always a good mix--farmers in overalls, barreloads of kids visiting for school, the elderly (and myself) watching cooking demonstrations, and noisy suburban families at the superdogs! show; all terrific subjects for my story about the everyday. The most entertaining folks to watch, though, I'd have to say, are the multitude of kids at the petting zoo--most of which are trying to lift up little goats and carry them around. Poor things!









Oh, 2004. Carmine red on Chromacolour.
Maybe I'll make it for 2006? I guess we'll see.
Thanks for coming by y'all.

13 comments:

  1. beautiful scketches :)

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  2. Great blog, Nick! Really enjoyed watching break down a lot my favorites influences. Those guys are indeed amazing....and so is your work.

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  3. yummy doodles!!

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  4. Beautiful, loose and stylized...my favorite kinds!

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  5. These are all wonderful, Nick! The first two really stand out to me. Lovely, lovely sketches!

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  6. wow, these are amazing.

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  7. Anonymous9:53 AM

    Lovely and very appealing.
    I would expect nothing less from you.

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  8. I like most 2-4 from the top
    they are all very alive and loose
    havent been here for a long time
    but i will come more often to you blog
    Its very nice work you do!

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  9. Wow! Exquisite sketches! Love the little girl, reminds me of mine! Where in OH?

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  10. un petit délice tes crayonnés.

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  11. hey Nick,

    Maaaan, those are great sketches! I love the shapes of the guys on the first two.
    The guy in the third one looks a bit like John Culhane. haha

    I missed The Royal too. Maybe next year, huh?

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  12. Hey Nick, wonderful sketches, full of life. Love the first one particularly.

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  13. Very nice sketches! I looove the close up of the little girl. Bravo!

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