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Otter Sketch by ellismorleyphto

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Someone left a pencil lying around. I could not resist.

Sometimes I draw like a 5 year old, sometimes inspiration hits. When it does I use it. I can never, but NEVER draw something a second time, unless it is from my own imagination and very cartoony. So when I manage to draw something I like, I photograph it and try to keep the original drawing.

I hope that you like this too. It’s ok if you don’t, I don’t mind :-) I still thought I would share it. I hope I don’t lose the original so on that wonderful day when I have a scanner or when I am near a better camera, I can upload a better version of it.

Drawing HB pencil on scrap copier paper.
Photo of drawing taken with Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone and uploaded via email.
29th April 2013

While I knew I wanted to draw an otter, the one I wanted just looked snarly when I drew it, rather than smiley, so I took inspiration from this photo in the end….

The Four Otts
by ellismorleyphto

Featured in Theme Thursday this fortnight is JOHN VELOCCI – He has curated the TTFF-@ folder on my profile and has been highlighted in the TTFF group. Yay, John! :-)

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  • Robin King
    Robin Kingover 1 year ago

    Awwww!!!!! What a great expression, too!!!

  • Thanks Robin :-) They’re all sisters at London Zoo and were awaiting their food. I was trying to draw this one but could not get her smile right, she was way too snarly in the photo. I knew I got the eyes and nose OK though so tried a different otter.

    – ellismorleyphto

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

    Would make a very fun Tee shirt!!

  • Thanks! When I get a scanner, one day in the future, I shall scan this and see what I can do :-) I may try to get a better photo down the line for an iPhone case anyway. :-)

    – ellismorleyphto

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