Sketching at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Her great drawings of the animals are posted on her Flickr site. She ended up with 12 pages of drawings during her day-long adventure. She also thanked me for my tips about poultry—I'm assuming she meant my warnings about their propensity to splash water on artists and other intent observers, you have to watch out for that.
Do you have farm-related fairs near you? If you do, whether they are county, state, territory, or "other," I'd love to hear about your experiences sketching at those events—and of course see your sketches.
Send me a note with links to your sketches. I'd love to make a collection of such links. Like Alissa, you might inspire more people to get out there and connect with the animals. Urban dwellers in particular need to connect with the way food is produced in their region. It's also a great way to have free life-drawing models—winged and four- or two-legged!
Allisa's note reminded me of my trips to the Royal Melbourne Show—and of course all the goodies in the show bags. I haven't thought about this in years. It's where the seeds were planted for my love of the Minnesota State Fair.
Take a moment to view the other sketches Allisa made at the Sydney Royal Easter Show and start planning your next sketching adventure!