Monday, March 12, 2007

Shamo

Let's see who "gets it." :-)


Shamo study
6x8 inches
colored pencil, graphite, ink
on tan Rising Stonehenge paper
$350, not including tax or shipping

Here's a detail pic of the head (this is MUCH larger than the real drawing):

14 comments:

java said...

HAHAHA i get it! Very cool. Beautiful piece, beautiful bird, sure would be a sight to see that in real life!!!

Katherine said...

Yup, you win! I wonder if non chicken people would understand it...

Dan said...

I dont get it! am i looking too hard?

Anonymous said...

Katherine, I don't know enough about Shamos to see, if this had been an OE it would have made me wonder. If it had been a Seabright, it would have made Dan wonder. I think most chicken people would think "mutt." JJ

Katherine said...

Well okay, see it's good I didn't do a ginormous drawing then, or everyone would just be scratching their heads.

Think color! What color is he? A shamo is often compared to a....

I actually have wanted to do a series of these, all using different references. Maybe it wouldn't work though. Hmm.

Anonymous said...

I don't know enough about Shamos to know that is compared to another something. hmmm...a reversed black-tailed white Japanese?

BM said...

Here is a random thought. What if you morphed the one species into another but kept the colors the same. I think you did a piece like that once when you were younger, but with a dalmation and a fire hydrant. Just a nifty suggestion!

Katherine said...

BM, that's an interesting idea. Dang that would be a lot of drawing though.. the middle stages would be weird! I was just going for the end product here. This is really entertaining to me. People either see it right away or don't see it all.

Dan said...

Is it that it is a White Laced Red? As in Cornish? I noticed the color right off, just didnt know enough about the Shamos to know that they arent "available" in that color ;-) (thanks for sticking up for me JJ!)

Katherine said...

lol lol lol! This is great fun! Think other species! Someone who knows it is just going to have to post it.

Cat said...

Alright, I know Shamos, and I don't get it. It probably is just going right past me though. If the secret's in the colour, it doesn't help that I know (after 4 years breeding Serama) that this colour is possible. The only other species I can think that a Shamo would be compared to would be some of the tougher looking dogs, like a bulldog or something.

Anonymous said...

Katherine,
How about a BB Red Eagle next!
Or try a "Golden Eagle" (sebright?)
When it finally dawns on a person, it is definitely brings a smile!
Aaron

Katherine said...

Hee hee, glad you got it Aaron. Now does everyone get it? :-)

Scott F. said...

A beautiful picture Katherine. Just came across it this morning. :-)