Monday, April 21, 2008

Cock

No, not that type of cock! Get your filthy minds out of the gutter. This is not that type of blog! Oh wait, it is. But still, this it not that type of cock. Cock as in fowl, or rooster. Cock as in Hiroshige's Cock, Umbrella, and Morning Glories on plate 20 of the book "Hiroshige Birds and Flowers". I scanned the image, but the picture was too long for my scanner (click to enlarge):


I felt very inspired and wanted to see if I could render this via water colors. I of course simplified it considerably into just a wash and the cock and here is the result:



It is the only Hiroshige bird that I feel I did a good job with at all. It still needs to be framed and matted and would probably benefit from some tight matting at the sides to make it look narrower and taller. I particularly like the black tail feathers and the feet. Your comments are welcome.

9 comments:

YvesPaul said...

And that's how Sue missed her chance to be the next great gay comic illustrator. Still, nice cock! :)

Doug said...

You're right about the need for tighter matting on the sides. Love those feathers, too.

thonnibg said...

Love your cock,Sue!!!Wonderful work again!

"This is not that type of blog!"
Ah,Sue,you made my day:)

Sue said...

It could still happen YvesPaul! Thanks Guys!

Cristiano Mancini said...

I'm a cock in the chinese oroscope.
Love this one !

Sue said...

Oh my goodness! So you are!

YvesPaul said...

Could you be the next Tagame, Sue? Whoa... You just blew my mind.

Sh@ney said...

You see Sue darling all these people complimenting your work, says quite a bit about your artistic ability. And you know what...I bet if you were to put brush to canvas/paper/cloth/rock (oh I could go on) and paint a cock (gutter version) you would certainly get some interest from these dirty scoundrels (including me) Can't blame a poof for trying hon...lol

I love it Sue, have you ever been tempted to draw or paint a Japanese woman in her traditional dress...I think you would do a great job...And I absolutely love their garb, it is so colourful and amazing.

Jessica said...

I love the colors you chose. I'd definitely buy this if it was up for sale, Sue.