Saturday, October 15, 2011

drawing challenge / development

My thoughts this week went to the development of a human being, the miraculous development that takes place within the first year of a child's life.  The development of love and friendships.  I thought of development as part of the creative process.  
Today I thought of housing developments, then destruction of wet lands, cutting mountains in half making room for such developments, building on river beds, displacing endangered wildlife, the tragic misuse and mismanagement of our precious earth.  

So I sat down with a brand spanking new ultra fine tipped pen in hand and beautiful smooth new paper.

Visit Ariane for this week's Developments.


Patrice A. said...

it is beautiful!!
not first a sketch with a pencil
but straight with pen
I love it
love the drawing but also how it moves like a wave over that white paper
and your words
great, great job


renilde said...

Oh wow Rachel, that's a wonderful drawing, love the composition, all the details make it very lively and real, us cracking the earth if we don't begin to think and be more considered and carefull. Maybe i'm an optimist but i have the impression that more and more people are getting aware of it and begin to react. xx

demie said...

you drawing has depth and a life of its own... a lot happening but there is calmness over it, and i just want to keep looking at it! i love it!!!

Milady Productions said...

hello dear rachel!
i love love love your tiny black lines drawing me into a another world full of happy pandas!
i just saw a show of Remy Charlip's work and am reminded of the simple free beauty of simply drawing like a little kid.
you could make children's coloring books/posters out of these!
xoxo stephanie

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

that is probably exactly what i meant, theoretically, which you justly put into action and vision. if the world could look as your image only, well, it'd be peaceful, wouldn't it?
i enjoy how i find so many rachels in your drawing.... :)))
i've enjoyed this theme. it has kept me enthralled.

Ariane Reichardt said...

Dearest Rachel,
I'm absolutely delighted with your drawing! Without a layout?! and a huge scale (see it because of your hand/pen)...
I love how your drawing meanders over the paper, very well composition! You have found your own 'handwriting', its really a 'Rachel Fannin', just beautiful.
And your thoughtful words... yes, what a pity that not each development is a good one.

Love... and thank you very much.

Wendy said...

So lovely! Nothing more freeing than a fine-tipped pen and a fresh sheet of paper...

Peggy Ray said...

Really outstanding, Rachel! I love it too and ditto what everyone else said. I'm especially impressed at the free-ness of the drawing with the pen and how it is almost all one continuous line! Very, very impressive. Your thoughts are always very profound too! I'll vote for you for president any day (probably the opposite of the job you would want - hehe!)

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Kelli said...


Sometimes a blank canvas can be overwhelming, but you took it on with such ease. Beautiful!!!