June 24th, 2011

in with the sheep and the goats

This morning I ran over to the Surrey Docks City Farm to sketch the sheep and goats. They hadn't been fed yet, so they were restless and moving around too much to draw very easily, but it was nice being in the pen with them. Here's a quick sketch of one of the workers milking a goat.



They're not at all like sheep in the country, they're completely used to people and very affectionate. Sort of like my character, Vern; he's very agreeable and doesn't really understand country life. One of the younger sheep wouldn't let me sit without having his head in my lap, which wasn't great for drawing, but it was rather pleasant having him sniffing my chin and breathing warm hay fumes into my face.



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