two horses

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.

2 thoughts on “Having Fun

  1. And I think its great that an artist just wants to have fun. Thats what its all about. Taking an art you admire and making it your own. Not for money. Simply… for fun. Great post. And lovely picture.

  2. CaramelBliss,

    Actually I’m okay with the money too — though, alas, one often finds more fun than money in the art life.

    But I take your meaning! Life is for living. Indeed.

    Thanks for your comment.

    Aletha

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