Thursday, January 10, 2013

The 2012-13 Chicken Challenge!

"Are you an artist?"

When I took my Copics Certification class last summer, I was surprised at how few attendees considered themselves "artists" at all, even though there we were, all taking this art class together. In truth, we're all artists. Good, bad and indifferent, in one way or another. 

Encouraged to play along in my friend Jenn's "Artists' Play Room" last year, I drew my first chicken ... which led to my first "art sale" ...and my second chicken ... and then my "Chicken Challenge" in which I've drawn and sold even more chickens. Who knew that my "CardMonkey's Paper Jungle" would take a u-turn to become a Chicken Coop?  

You see, my friends, life -- and art -- sometimes takes odd and interesting turns. Are you interested in seeing my latest chickens?  Well, if not, move on because they're coming at you!  Yes, prints are available for sale (inquiries welcome) and they're also available on notecards. Soon on Etsy, or sooner if you inquire. I won't bwwwawk at any inquiry!! LOL

All of these are drawn with pen-and-ink, and hand colored by me, using Copic markers. 

Updated 1/16/13:  Here are all my chickens to date:


What have you drawn today? Don't be chicken -- give it a try!


Jennifer McLean said...

spectacular my artist friend. So glad you finally agree with me about your artist status. Your new chickens are just wonderful, almost as beautiful as MY first two!!
Much love chicken girl!

Lucy Kelleher said...

All I have to say is "Wow!" -- you did such an amazing job on these chickens! TFS


Gloria j Zucaro said...

These are amazing! I love the designs and the amazing way you combine your colors.

SiskiyouSue said...

Your chickens are awesome! Something worth clucking about? (sorry...)

Alice said...

ha! these are excellent! i love them!

sharon said...

Wow! These are awesome. You definitely are an artist. Beautiful colours.

Currie Silver said...


Neesie said...

What majestic chooks!
The colours and patterns are exquistite Ellen. No wonder you got sales! ;D

I too have had such a struggle over the word 'artist' this last year but I'm trying to embrace it for 2013.
I didn't make the timescale for this weeks APR due to travelled for 27 hours none stop across the planet, but I hope to be entering next week.

Thanks for letting me peek into your coop...bwwwawking brilliant! :D

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love your chicken collection. The detailing is magnificent. Blessings!