A simple pop quiz.
Above: Puffin sketches made from life at the Como Zoo Aquatic Building. (From the Magnani Pescia blue journal I made and used at the end of 2009.) The background, executed in advance, was masked off with tape and then rubbed with metallic rubberstamp reinker (on a paper towel). I used a .1 Staedtler Pigment Liner and light washes of gouache (for the bird on the verso page).
It's a standing joke among friends and family that most of my bird paintings are self-portraits, reflecting some part of my character.
When I got home from the Zoo after this sketching adventure Dick said, "What did you get?" and I replied by flipping my journal open to this page. Result: a laugh, a huge smile, and as he turned to walk away, "You always do it. And here, not once but twice."
So how well do you know me? Have you been reading and paying attention? Where on the recto page is Roz? What did Dick see?
There's no prize for this pop quiz. It's just for fun, after that lengthy post from yesterday! I'll post the answer in a week or so.