Tuesday

Cow Skull in Black and White


 Best use I've found for the Stock Exchange section of the newspaper....... other than starting the fire.


21 comments:

Guillaume said...

I find skulls fascinating, I wonder why.

Gwen Buchanan said...

I do too ... maybe because they, are us.

Arija said...

We wrap presents in newsprint and they are always drawn upon.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Same here Arija. No wasting here.

Steven Cain said...

Stocks look bullish.


Sorry... couldn't resist.

Gwen Buchanan said...

haha Steven, You could say that!

Seth said...

Love the sketch...and your thoughts about the background!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks Seth, I guess it's obvious I don't have investments.

Linda H said...

Haha, you are too funny. I think most of the newspaper these days is not much use, other than as firestarter or for drawing upon... Lovely skull.. if a skull can be "lovely"?

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks Linda, you must not read the same ones I don't read.

laura said...

A skull on the financial pages: are you a seer?
I haven't drawn with charcoal in some time--but your lovely drawing reminds me how luscious the blacks are!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Laura, Funny how things happen and you see them the next day in a different light.

Owen said...

There is an old poem by the great Scottish-Canadian poet Robert Service called "The Munitions Makers" in which he wrote :

"Be not by Mammon cowed"...

Seems pertinent. Love this skull ! Am sharing to FB, simply beautiful !

Gwen Buchanan said...

Owen, you know your Robert Service. Great line!
I am honored that you are sharing my work, Thank you!!

Tracy said...

haha... GOOD use of those pages. And wonderful counterpoint with the dead-head. ;o) Well done, Gwen... Happy Day ((HUGS))

Gwen Buchanan said...

Thanks Tracy, I hate to waste. Cheers to you!

pRiyA said...

After seeing this, I am going to buy the Economic Times. Not to read of course.

pRiyA said...

And the way the shapes create an abstraction in Black and White is simply wonderful.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Haha, Thanks Priya, so you have some of this particular drawing paper over your way too.

A Heron's View said...

We scrounge & use newspapers to line the cats tray - I think that gives you an idea of the journalistic quality of most daily papers!

Skulls are always so intriguing and we have several animal ones hanging to the trees in our garden. Ha' they keep the christians away :)

Gwen Buchanan said...

Heron's view... cats litter box .. ah ha it does have its uses. I probably freak out a few people with the number of skulls I have on display in the house. But I like them. I'd feel right at home in your garden.