Regular readers of this blog know I like to make copies. I also like to have fun. A while back when I was drawing horses I made these two drawings which live on the same sheet thanks to the invention of construction tape (used to make a larger sheet by combining several sheets together). I was copying horses from Japanese art. Unfortunately I can’t remember who the artist is. Hiroshige, Hokusai, someone else? I dunno. But here they are.
My copies are definite interpretations. Mine lack the rigor of the originals (boo woo) and also have a laisser-aller element that I attribute to the “fun” aspect. If one were turning Japanese masterworks into kid cartoons, you might get a drawing somewhat a kin to these.
But, hey, sometimes an artist just wants to have fun.