July 25

dead gull graphite in moleskine sketchbook

The Dead Gull
graphite in sketchbook, 5" x 8"


Unknown said...

Wow, I LOVE this sketch. The gull doesn't look paniced, but oddly at ease with it's known fate.

Shannon Reynolds said...

Thanks Michelle,
It's an odd sensation to draw an animal so close to death. There was no real escape from the pathos of the situation, but the apparent calm of the gull did lend some grace.

hex said...

Hmm, I am not sure I could have watched the gull die. But I guess sometimes artists (or perhaps most of the time) have to be detached observers . . .

It is quite beautiful, but knowing you watched it die is freaking me out.