We had a thunderstorm last night, while attending GSO (Georgia Symphony Orchestra) premier of their 69th season. Dvorak's "New World Symphony" seemed to fit the rain and thunder outside, giving new life to our earth, animals and plants that seem to have been scorched from relentless draught and heat.
So, in celebration, I'm introducing one of a few "small" sketches I have been trying to refine. 'Not quite there yet, but here's a practice sketch in gratitude for the life-giving moisture.
Another day with no rain and 90+ degrees! The deer no longer have food on Kennesaw Mountain so they migrate to forage in our neighborhood gardens. The AC in my studio can just keep ahead of my tolerance for the heat wave.
So, I attempted something different this afternoon to remind myself of days when snow and skiing was part of my life. I don't know where I found this scene but this is done entirely with Tombow ink brush. Still a little more work to do, but perhaps not much more for fear of reverting to my tight draftsman pen might ruin the looseness of this attempt.
Does it cool you down?