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Saturday, May 22, 2010

"Cooter"--First goat sketch


Yesterday I did a quick sketch of my goat in my sketchbook with a Zig pen from a photo I had made and loaded onto my pc. He was laying in a twist. The proportion is a little off, because I did it in a hurry and wasn't really focusing on every little detail, but I thought I did okay for a first attempt on sketching a goat. Please ignore the "to do" list in the corner. ;)

He is mostly white with black around his face, chest, and legs, and he has yellow eyes with pupils that look like black dashes, and a light pink nose. His beard is long and part white, part black.

We've only had Cooter a few weeks. He was thrown in with a deal for a donkey, a horse, and a pony. The four of them go around together like the 4 musketeers. He hasn't let us pet him yet, but he will eventually. Animals take patience and you have to let them come to you. He loves apples, carrots, and caramel cookies.

I've always liked goats, and I fell for Cooter the first time I saw him. He has so much personality! He makes me laugh every time I see him. His best friend is the donkey, Doris, and together they are hilarious.

I'm sure there will be more sketches of Cooter and the gang, and hopefully they will be better. In the meantime I thought I'd share this quick sketch with you. Hope Cooter and I made you smile! :)

16 comments:

BrittanButterfly said...

Great sketch! I think you did an amazing job!!! I love that he is in love with the donkey... animals are so funny like that, and surprising! Its funny how you mention that they need patience, I was trying to explain this to my bf because our bird bit him out of the blue this morning and he was really mad... its funny though because he is the one always telling me that "birds bite, its part of what they do sometimes!" oh well, he will get over it, ha ha!
have a good one!

Alex said...

Really nice sketch of a goat =)

Ann said...

Great sketch! I loved hearing about his friends and look forward to more animal sketches!

rose said...

Hi loved your sketch .i envy you, have no talent in that direction. plan to follow your blog.if you get a chance my blog is http://somewondersoflife.blogspot.com/have a good day.

Dan Kent said...

This is a great sketch! Excellent! Some family you have!

Shirley said...

What an interesting collection of animals. Your goat sketch is great and I can't wait to see more.... Any photos of the goat and donkey together?

raena said...

Excellent sketch of the goat and I loved hearing the story. You should start a series of all your animals! I can half imagine that becoming a children's book someday.

nanke's stuff said...

Cooter is adorable and your sketch is great! I want a goat, but my sweetie says in no time it would have a room of its own in the house. I doubt he's right, but you never can be sure .... he says the same thing about chickens, miniature horses, lambs.... well, you get the idea! lol nancy

Janene said...

This is a lovely sketch of a goat, especially for the first try. I really like the horns and ears--nice shapes and angles.

Revelle said...

Cooter is adorable! Great sketch

donna said...

Great sketch! I am really looking forward to seeing more of Cooter and his friends.

ffyrebird.com said...

Great sketch!! Yep,he made me smile!

Tammy said...

Great sketch! I love goats too - I miss living near them as I used to :)

dandelionlady said...

I love goats! They're so personable. I really enjoy your sketch of him. I get the feeling he's looking right at me from the paper.

Carolyn said...

I'm glad to find out about Cooter...was wondering what kind of animal he was...I love his name. And I think "Doris" is very appropriate for the donkey! Loved your post!

freebird said...

We have a couple of goats. They eat all my kitchen scraps except for orange peel and onions. They love banana peels and lettuce.

I'm sure with love, the animals will have a good life even if they never learn to trust fully. Thankyou for taking ALL of them.

It's a great drawing and the to-do list makes it a perfect journal page! Real life stuff here.