Day 47. Wallpaper Bird

16 Feb


Some days I just feel the need to draw. Today was one of them. I grabbed my favorite Uniball pen, a dash of watercolor and pulled out this cool old piece of wallpaper. This sheet of wallpaper  made me feel – nostalgic. And that feeling took me back to a fond memory from childhood. I recalled this elderly gentlemen in our neighborhood who kept a pet owl. I remember getting to touch it and look into its gigantic eyes. Standing just inches away from it. I was a little fella at the time and it seemed like the owls head was bigger than my own. It was wild and more incredible than anything I had ever seen on Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. (A favorite animal show from my childhood.) It’s one of those vivid memories that will always stay with me. If only rarely revisited when stumbling upon a nostalgic trigger. Enjoy.

20 Responses to “Day 47. Wallpaper Bird”

  1. mkdickerson December 3, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    Glad you like it. Thanks so much.

  2. jav3d December 2, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    Wow! This is really awesome!

  3. mkdickerson February 28, 2012 at 9:27 am #

    Thank you Emjayzed. The wallpaper was my inspiration. It brought back my childhood memory of the owl. I’m glad you like it.

  4. emjayzed February 28, 2012 at 4:40 am #

    I love your drawing, it’s truly beautiful and so intricate! I also loved that you did it on wallpaper – for me it is wallpaper that provides the nostalgia :)

  5. mkdickerson February 19, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    And your blog is filled with very beautiful nature images. Thanks for dropping by my little blog.

  6. dianne - life as i see it February 19, 2012 at 10:10 am #


  7. deseray February 17, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    Owl eyes make for good allies.

  8. nakedcarlyart February 16, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    I like it, it is inspiring. It reminds me of my odd habit of finding random bits of litter to use in my art.

  9. mkdickerson February 16, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    I agree. Since you enjoy mixed media already, why not. Since starting this blog, I have formed a new habit of picking up odd things that might, just might make their way into some art…

  10. mkdickerson February 16, 2012 at 12:37 pm #


  11. nakedcarlyart February 16, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    I have limited resources at this time (not money-wise so much as access to random bits of old things like wallpaper), but I think I will. If nothing else it would be fun to add bits into other mixed media pieces.

  12. Gary Dickerson February 16, 2012 at 11:50 am #

    I love it.

  13. mkdickerson February 16, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    So true. I believe it’s always about the eyes.

  14. mkdickerson February 16, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    Thank you James.

  15. mkdickerson February 16, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    That is very nice of you to say. Thanks for commenting. This drawing actually took me an hour and a half. I work fast on everything. Maybe because I get bored quickly. Maybe because I work fast when I am inspired.

  16. mkdickerson February 16, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    Thank you for the nice words. You should give it a try sometime. I know an artist who paints on old sheets from her family’s garage. It sounds bad but her work is really beautiful.

  17. Liv February 16, 2012 at 10:42 am #

    Beautiful detail! The eyes have say it all.

  18. jcware February 16, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    Beautiful Marcus. Who, who would of ever thought to draw on old wallpaper… :>)

  19. monocolored February 16, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    I think it would take me ages to produce something like that.. Great!

  20. nakedcarlyart February 16, 2012 at 8:17 am #

    Very beautiful. I love the idea of drawing on wallpaper. I had never thought of that.

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