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January 13, 2013

DC No. 88: Snake


Ariene hosted the first Drawing Challenge of the year with the theme of "snake."

So far this was the most challenging theme for me to capture. I first thought of the noun, "a snake," and then the verb, "to snake," and finally the object that snakes (to clear clogged drains). I think somewhere along my color-pencil doodling I managed to subconsciously combined all three.
My memories of snakes involve getting bit by one as a little girl and having my father attempt to suck the venom from my forearm. The stone stoop was warm from the sun and I was frightened by my father's actions but also protected. Many weeks passed before I wandered through woods.
Visual recollections of snakes with a huge lump along their body also advance. These snakes had just enveloped their meal, once a rat or mouse or toad.

6 comments:

susan christensen said...

Oh what a great colorful interpretation of our theme! -sus

Patrice A. said...

what a story!
but
your drawing makes me smile
all those colors
and their funny faces
;^))

and
feel free to show my drawing
I feel honored!!

love
Patrice A.

renilde said...

dear Emily, my eye is caught by the snake at the right first,that form, those two eyes then the dripping pipe :(love its shadow)),yes your brain action is visible in this drawing, love all the detail xx

Rachel said...

Thats a wonderful memory of your father, not so much of the snake though.
I love your drawing, I could stare at it long and it is so many things! Beautiful colors and snakey lines.
Have a great day!
Rachel

Stefanie Seltner said...

oh what a story...
I love your drawings
x Stefanie

Kristen Donegan said...

I don't know how I missed this Emily- your drawing gives me a big grin...and the story is a bit scary yet sweet too!