The last few days I changed direction a bit. I have really enjoyed looking for interesting things to draw in the neighborhood and photographing those items next to my sketchbook. I didn't really enjoy drawing them though.
So I went back to doing what I do and that's just reading something interesting and then wanting to draw something related to it. It helps me remember what I read. I think the studying keeps my mind busy while I'm drawing. I get less involved in the drawing part and more involved in the topic. And I like that much better.
These drawings are from Rocks & Fossils, a Nature Company Guide. There was a section at the beginning about people's early beliefs about fossils. They called them "devil's toenails," "serpent stones," and "magical snake eggs."
Then I flipped to the middle and looked through some of the different fossil types.
I'm excited to see how this study might influence my current series of paintings. I think Devil's Toenail would be a perfect title for a painting. :)