Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Illustration Friday: dessert

Did you know that a goat would consider a flower dessert? And deer do as well :) I have friends that raised goats in Topanga and the goat really will eat almost anything! They would stand on the roof of their shed which gave me the idea for this illustration. Many times I see deer and they are grazing on my neighbour's newly planted flowers or fruit trees and vegetables... It does make me smile and it has happened to me many times as well, it is always the same feeling SURPRISE!!! :D
This is a colour study for a painting called "House Pet" and I made this drawing in 1990 and did not use this idea for a painting until my 2004 HomeMade calendar. I changed the building and colours to pinks and greens but I have always enjoyed blue and purple together very much :) Was hoping to make something new because I love this word and have a good idea too but the time got away from me so this is my very late submission for Illustration Friday's "dessert" theme.
all photos and art valerie walsh 1990-2004 prismacolor pencil on stonehenge

10 comments:

Nat Zigal said...

This is a great illo! I would like a goat on my roof! :)

Lisa M Griffin said...

Hee-Hee wonderful! Also like how you shared the "cultivating period" for this piece. Always interesting to have the backstory.

Isabel Álvarez said...

Nice goat ;)

Heather said...

so cute. Yes, I have deer in my yard, too. It's very hard to plant anything as they love lots of different flowers for dessert!
this is so clever!!

Leen Christens said...

Great view on the rooftops, super work!

Doodlestreet said...

You're houses are always so affectionate with each other...I love that. ;o)

also...dig the 'goateee'! :oD

michele said...

A goat or deer on a roof top would be a sweet treat! Your illo and the thought of these house pets makes me smile! :o)

Tracy said...

I love this! I don't know which house I like best, though...the pretty bluish one on the left (love the rooftop) or the grassy one (cause of the goat). Cute!

asperezas said...

Val I assure you that goats are not good neighbors. Imagine some fog and some wind to your window... :-/
:D
But this one is a pet who eats only flowers and so near heaven I like him as all your fantastic houses :-)

isay (Marissa) said...

you have a gift in drawing,creating curves and shapes.