Children and animals

I can never decide.

Do I love drawing children best?

Or do I love animals?

This summer in Lowesville, Virginia I had the chance to draw both.


The house and barns, as seen from the river road out front. Willoughby_2_web

The family’s  youngest child, drawing monsters. Luckily he was not using me as his model!

But he was a wonderfully calm and focused model for me.

I stepped away and a kitten entered the picture


So I drew her, and her sister.



Until they left and were captured by the middle child


Luckily, she had some origami to fold, so she modeled for me too.




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