Thursday, 22 October 2009

If Anyone Can...

Yesterday morning I took my son Max to watch pelicans being introduced to their new home at the zoological park at Clères. It was a very rainy day, which was no doubt perfect for pelicans. Less so for sketchbooks.

They were enormous! Max had been expecting something duck-sized I think. He was very impressed by them, and the first thing he did when he got home was draw one. And so, since I never did post another colour-bottom ant, here's Max's sketch of a pelican, standing triumphantly over a very exotic fish.

I'm especially intrigued by the way he's drawn feathers. I think he was influenced by a stylised depiction of a peacock that was pinned up round the zoo.


  1. That's awesome! I love kids art-- those feathers are so creative. What a lucky kid to have a dad who is an artist.

  2. Oh wow! That second picture shows great observation skills and creativity...

  3. Yeah, thanks Mum -- you always were my fiercest critic.

    Thanks Natalie and Anita. I read your comments to Max and he was very pleased.

  4. Well done! Artistic talent all around.

    Love the feathers and the brightly colored fish. I think that may be Max's style, to pop in a bit of unexpected color. Beautiful job!

    Also how bright of him to notice the stylised peacock pinned around and learn from it.


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