Supermoo-del Friesian Cow
Coffee Break Sketching Challenge. Draw Anything, but pencils down at the end of the coffee break!
This bonnie wee holstein friesian cow is the same lady I photographed and sketched in May*. She was amazing the way she kept coming up to the camera and posing away. She could have walked straight out of a Disney film, she was so friendly.
What I like about drawing is that you get to interract with the subject in an in-depth way. For example, until I started drawing cows, I didn't realise that they had those wee nobbly bits on their noses, or that they had 'whiskers'!
I thought i'd best google to see if the 'nobbly bits' had a proper name. According to Frandson et al**, the area is called the 'planum nasolabiale', and the bumps and grooves are distinctive enough to allow nose prints to be used for positive individual identification! So, if there's any wee coos intent on a life of crime the police can catch them through their noses!
I'll leave you with that 'fascinating fact' to chew the cud over!
See ye tomorra!
*The same wee coo from May here
**Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals By Rowen D. Frandson, W. Lee Wilke, Anna Dee Fails
Whit's he up tae noo?
The blog posts of David Brodie, a Scottish artist based near Glasgow.