February 26, 2011

a harbour, a flock of seagulls

This is the first, of soon to be 15 drawings inspired by a wonderful book for children: "The story of a Seagull and the Cat who taught her to fly" by Luis Sepúlveda.

I have one pretty nasty habit: I tend to tear up most of my drawings if I don't let anyone see them right after I finish them. I guess if I put them away for a couple of days, when I go back to them all I see are flaws and mistakes.
Of course, I'm not saying that I hope some day to make a  perfect drawing, because that drawing wold be perfectly boring!


  1. Wow! Very neat! Love everything here, composition and colors, especially the reflection.

    We all want to create perfect work but there's no perfection in this world. So, just enjoy!

    (I think this is perfect to me already!)

  2. your so talented to be able to capture the reflection,the wonderful colours and i get a real sense of seagulls above my head, Great work Tanya.
    Ohh i am terrible for ripping my work up but now i try to keep them as you learn from mistakes and want we see as finsihed.

  3. Oh I get that feeling :) :) There is no perfection and some of them might filled with flaws and mistakes, but that is also the beauty of it :D :D Like the way you draw their wings and the cute little black feet!