Tagged: Random Stuff

Grumpy Turtle

I took a picture of this grumpy looking fella on my last trip to the zoo.  I did this drawing in colored pencil in my everyday sketchbook.   My intention was to do this again using more textured paper.  If you click on the picture you can see the full-sized scan. Unfortunately I can never manage to adjust the color to match color pencil when I scan. His expression comes through though and I think I nailed it well.

Sarah tagged me last week. I am now revealing my seven random things. Here goes:

  1. I still can’t tell the difference between a Firebird and a Camaro.
  2. I don’t have a cell phone. In fact, I still use a dial phone.
  3. My favorite movie decade: 1940s!
  4. I flunked Drawing 101 in college.
  5. About 10 years ago I got a sudden anxiety about crossing bridges. I couldn’t cross by foot or bike. This proved difficult because our city is split down the middle by a river. I eventually got over it, but I never figured out what triggered it.
  6. I own 5 pairs of shoes (six if you count slippers).
  7. My favorite breakfast cereal is Apple Jacks.

Thanks for the tag Sarah. I’m now going to tag Col/Ann/Sandjida/Paul Please don’t feel obligated. I was just thinking of you guys.

I’m behind in my tags. I have one more that I am embarrassed to realize I got in February. What happened to March?  Now April is almost over! Sheesh!

Thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate the support and all of your lovely comments. My drawing is really improving and I know it’s because I’m feeling more confident in my ability. I have you lovely readers to thank for that! Bye for now.

Published by Mellanie C

sketch artist, daydreamer Figurative artist specializing in small format art and portraits.

9 thoughts on “Tagged: Random Stuff

  1. Great turtle!

    My mobile stays off most of the time – hate the things!

    What do you think about these automatically generated links wordpress has suddenly introduced?


  2. He does look a little grumpy! Great drawing!
    Thanks for tagging me 🙂 It may be a while before I get around to it on my blog but I do appreciate you thinking of me.


  3. PamYla: I’m glad that you like him. I think he looks sporty.

    Sarah: These links kind of bug me. I’m sort of a control freak and it kind of irks me that I can’t control everything on my blog. What if the link is to something I object to. I’m hoping they allow an option to turn it off. I’ll have to figure out the forum or write someone I guess. What do you think about these auto-generated links?

    Sanjida: Speedy work on the meme. I’m really enjoying your blog. There are so many fun toys to play with.

    Ronell: I’m the same way about shoes. I run them down and still wear them until they split or otherwise scream for mercy.

    Nature and me: I’m glad you like the background. I still can’t decide if I am happy with it.

    Ann: Thanks for the comment. No worries about the tag. I just wanted to link to you. Congratulations again on your work being accepted for exhibition. 😀


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