Sunday, November 25, 2007

Farm Animals at the Royal Winter Fair

Every year, just when winter starts, hundreds of farmers from Ontario come together in Toronto to showcase their livestock in this HUGE convention called the "Royal Winter Fair". Its a really fun-filled event and most of the art schools from the area would come to draw the animals and their owners. Its one of my favorite fairs that I'd always try to attend--its just full of character and life! You have everything there--little smelly school kids, friendly and not so friendly farm people, funny wine & cheese people, the elderly, and tons and tons of animals to pet! It was a really great time. ( but not so great for the cows n pigs, because they also sold some bacon and burgers close to them)

So here are some of my sketches from the event:

farm animals (gouache on watecolor paper, 8 1/2 x 11 inches; pencils on paper)

Lemur studies (gouache on watecolor paper, 8 1/2 x 13 inches)

And here are Bobby's Sketches

(these were from a cool dog show there)

Here's a wonderful link to
Thorsten Hasenkamm