Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I didn't think that I still had an example of the sort of drawings I did earlier in my teens, mostly of birds and animals, but Cebah did. I was 16 when I did this.
I kept white-footed mice, like this one, as pets when I was a kid. They live in the woods, typically, are native to N. America, and are much sweeter-natured than house mice, who came over with the other Europeans. They look cuter too, because they have bigger eyes suited to their mostly nocturnal lifestyle. Their coats are golden brown, with white undersides, and that looks a bit more splendid than housemouse dun too.
I did a number of drawings of owls that I kept as pets - but I traded those (the drawings, that is, I would not trade an owl...) for a set of art history books.