Zom Osborne

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A Reason to Draw

A Reason to Draw

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Journal, practical art info, Random Drawings | 10 comments

Most people will say that they can’t draw. They are thinking of drawing as a way to create a picture that looks like whatever they were drawing. Most people don’t realise that there are lots of other reasons to draw. They are thinking only of drawing as a way to create a product, a drawing that looks good to hang on the wall or to show someone....

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Inspired by Birds and Lizards

Inspired by Birds and Lizards

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Journal, Random Drawings | 5 comments

Lately it has been birds and lizards wanting to come through into my artwork. That may sound strange if you aren’t someone who regularly works with inspiration . Most people think that as artists we decide what we want to express, then figure out what we will paint to ‘say’ that and then we paint it. The truth is a lot more mysterious. It...

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Two Drongos that Hit our window

Two Drongos that Hit our window

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in Journal, Random Drawings | 2 comments

A few weeks ago I heard a thud when two beautiful Spangled Drongos  hit our large glass doors.  They were both on the ground, dazed and upset. Above in the branches were 3 more Drongos standing vigil, waiting for the other two. As it is rare that I can get detailed photos of birds, I crept out to take photos and one of them swooped me. Fair enough. After...

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Seeding the Bones

Seeding the Bones

Posted by on Jan 16, 2014 in Journal, Random Drawings | 2 comments

I have been doing pen and ink drawings in my art journal. I am not sure why I am doing them in there, something about feeling like I can be more experimental. Anyway this one I am very pleased with. I will put it up on the website as a proper drawing. What is the story? It has something to do with the monitor lizards that are around the place. I have seen...

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