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The Latest Indian Drawing
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Peanut    Posted 12-17-2004 at 15:07:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Whew. This one took some time. If you care to view it please click the link below and you'll be taken to the MSN site I have my drawings on.

The graphite on paper drawing is of a Koskimo indian named Hamatsa. His photo was taken as he was coming out of the woods (the background of the pic is the base of a HUGE tree).

I hope this loads OK, my digital camera did not totally capture the true drawing all that well.

The drawing should appear on the right side of the browser when you click on it. It should also be the one on the top of the listed pics. There are eight available to see.

PS - Please be gentle, this one took a long time to draw all the detail.


tacon1    Posted 12-18-2004 at 07:20:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Peanut, those are great drawings. You really have a talent for such.



Donna from Mo    Posted 12-18-2004 at 03:11:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Are you considering selling any of those? Although, judging by their quality, I'd say I probably couldn't afford one.


Peanut    Posted 12-18-2004 at 08:03:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
You know Donna, if I could actually make money by drawing pictures, I would never step foot into corporate America ever again. I love doing it. Very relaxing and rewarding.

Yes I have considered selling many times. The hard part is trying to determine a fair price. They can take anywhere from 8-25 hours to draw. This last one took every bit of 25 hours. I am always open to the idea although Mrs Peanut has too many "favorites" and would need to learn to part with them.

Griz and I talked about me drawing a large version of the Blackfoot Indian. I think the price may have scared him away from pursuing the idea. (Griz, if you read this please don't be offended - not my intention.) I estimated a lot of hours because of the size. No big deal though.


SusieQ    Posted 12-18-2004 at 01:46:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Did you do these with pen/ink or charcoal? I think they are wonderfully drawn. Very moving too, the faces, the eyes........ah you are one great artist!!!!!


Patria    Posted 12-17-2004 at 19:48:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Fascinante!

Thanks for sharing, Peanut.


Zenia    Posted 12-17-2004 at 19:33:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Those are really fabulous drawings! The eyes are so expressive. You are very talented!


deadcarp    Posted 12-17-2004 at 18:06:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
that's a powerful picture peanut. i felt like hamatsa looks once. (twice really, second time we chewed peyote buttons.)anyway wartime i'd been into town and next morning at reville the sgt didn't like how i shaved or laced my boots or whatever, he sure didn't like my suggestion that he fix the dam things then. see once you decide you're a dead man, what kinda punisnhment they gonna hand out? kill you? so i got a chopper ride to my new home. little tent by the river and a pair of binocs & radio. i'm supposed to report boat traffic. after a few days, there was this one young mom would bring me sake & some soup she concocted - after we embibed, we'd generally dance and celebrate our parts. her soup made us very warm and friendly & conscious of ourselves and shrunk our focus. we sorta dozed off one nite and there was this spotlite and soldiers shouting off a gunboat.
oh man i'm dead. boat's closer than a weapon, i'm just dead. i was already cussing the stupid sgt. surprisingly they finally left but took my rifle with them. i thought for the longest time (still do) "so this is the enemy". i feel those fellas on that boat did as much to bring me home as any orders i ever got. that nite i felt a kinship with creation like hamatsa. :)


wow..    Posted 12-18-2004 at 01:07:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
thanks dc


holy smokes    Posted 12-17-2004 at 20:20:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
its a wonder you made it home dc, or maybe not--
something i reckon you can never forget, and i (for one) am glad you chose to share it.

mud


deadcarp    Posted 12-17-2004 at 23:27:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
yep i reckon - a picture like that brings things out - kinda like cliff diving or a lioness moving her cubs or something - suddenly you find yourelf right on the edge - one little gust or slip, away it goes - and your mind just scrambles from one corner to another like a drowning kitten, bashing itself against the restraints of reality. hamatsa's face expresses that instinct.


donna in w.v    Posted 12-17-2004 at 17:39:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
absolutely breathtaking,I'm so jealous,when I draw a picture you have to guess what it is,i always wished I could draw.


Alias    Posted 12-17-2004 at 17:28:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Peanut, you do beautiful work. However, I don't think I want to run upon that fellow out in the woods some moonlit night. Might make me want to run and leave something smelly behind. ....gfp


You are right    Posted 12-17-2004 at 17:36:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a book full of pictures of different tribes of North America. Some are just spectacular. Our whole family really likes the indian culture. We have visited pueblos and cliff dwellings in New Mexico. We spend hours arrowhead hunting in the plowed fields in MO and IL. Mrs Peanut has quite a collection of arrowheads. I am not so lucky ... only have a few.

I saw this photo and knew this was one I wanted to draw. Mrs Peanut thought I was nuts (actually I think I am but we wont tell her ... although she is peaking and posting now). No one liked the guy's "crazy" eyes but I thought it was really full of life. Needless to say I drew it. The subject matter was too hard to pass up.

I cropped the drawing a little cuz I had to take the photo at an angle to avoid all the flash wash from the camera. It is slightly larger than what you can see. I am darn glad to be finished drawing those fir tree hand and head dressings.

- Peanut


Fern(Mi)    Posted 12-17-2004 at 17:05:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Fantastic. You have talent.
Fernan


Mrs. Peanut    Posted 12-17-2004 at 17:17:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for all your nice comments. I am very proud to have this talented man for my husband.

D


SusieQ    Posted 12-18-2004 at 01:53:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
You should try to show these beautiful pictures, the cultures of native american is a fast fading one....me too love reading about our "first" natives of this land, and many of the counties in our state here are named after indians, love it too. Definitely check on some art shows, that features all types of Art...and good luck.

And yes, Mrs. Peanut.....you hubby is TALENTED.


Peanut    Posted 12-17-2004 at 18:01:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya see Alias.

She jumps in when I am not on the computer.


Ron/PA    Posted 12-17-2004 at 16:16:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well hoss, I doubted you would do it, but you outdid your previous work. Very Nice!
Ron, who's no art critic, but likes what he likes.


Hawk    Posted 12-17-2004 at 15:54:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
very nice!


I...I...uh...I...    Posted 12-17-2004 at 15:35:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had no idea...

Nice work is all I can say at this point...

Let it sink in a bit, and let me look at some old stuff I have here...

Salmoneye, The Sincerely Impressed



Betty OH    Posted 12-17-2004 at 15:48:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
AWESOME


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