Saturday, July 28, 2012

Scavenger Hunt: Elk Statue


I really enjoy passing by the elk statue when I go downtown. I finally found time to flop on the grass in the park and spend some time drawing this week. There's a real dignity and elegance to this animal. (Although the strange little water-squirting heads around the base —are they mountain lions, or bears, or something else entirely? —are quite silly by comparison.)
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Gozo de admirar la estatua del ciervo canadiense cada vez que entro al centro de la ciudad. Esta semana, yo finalmente encontré el tiempo de relajarme en el parque y pasar un poco de tiempo dibujándolo. Hay un sentido verdadero de gracia y dignidad en este animal. (Aunque los estraños cabecitas que echan agua en el base del fuente—¿son osos, o leones de montaña, o otra cosa? —son muy chistosos comparado con el wapití.)

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  1. Katura, esta es una preciosidad. Usted es un maestro con la luz en oscuridad. Tiene una sensación de masa, pero las líneas son fluidas y elegantes.
    También estoy disfrutando mucho de practicar mi español, tratando de descifrar el texto. Les puedo decir que no estás engañando con Google Translate todo :)

    Katura, this is gorgeous. You are a master with light on dark. It has a sense of mass, while keeping the lines fluid and graceful.
    I'm also really enjoying practicing my Spanish, trying to decipher the text. I can tell you're not cheating with Google Translate throughout :)

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    1. Gracias, Vicky. Estas estatuas son una buena oportunidad de practicar con luz y sombra, porque no tienen un montón de colores. Tal vez trataré de usar esta téchnica con "La búsqueda" ("Tres entrepiernas") también.

      En la universidad, una profesora de arte me dijo que no existe "engaño" en el mundo de arte. ¡Pero mi profesor de español era mucho más estricto!
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      Thanks, Vicky! These statues don't have a lot of color, so they end up being good excuses to practice focusing on light and dark. I'll probably try this technique with "The Quest" (aka "3 Groins") as well.

      When I was in college, I had an art teacher who said that there's no such thing as cheating in art. But my Spanish teacher--he was much more strict!

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  2. You really brought the elk to life with this sketch! It's wonderful.

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  3. Hii
    When it comes to home decor, one would think about the beautiful corner piece, vase, eye-catchy wall hangings etc. But have you thought about the animal statues that would be the attraction for visitors? Not only home, but restaurants, libraries, parks, commercial tourist places and many more places like these could be made amazing with statues of animals.

    Elk Statues

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