Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Portrait of a Pair of Parrots

A quick apology for the unacceptable distance between this and the previous post. Obscene. I feel awful about it. I'm currently gathering the gumption to start doing daily drawing posts for my sake as well as yours. Stay tuned.

This work is a bit of a departure for me. No sexy ladies or sci-fi wonders, just two lovely birds. Meet Dexter and Penny, two green-cheeked conures. Dexter, the flatheaded male, passed away recently and I thought my friends deserved a portrait of the two together. Penny is definitely the softy of the pair, Dexter, a spirited curmudgeon beyond his years. I hope this portrait captures an inkling of the strange bond between these mates.