A Quiet Bird

Brown ink, black ink, watercolor

So, I was thinking about someone I saw on the street, an older man with a bit too much in the stomach area, but with a very satisfied, even smug look on his face.  And, he looked like some old bird who was roosting out there in the hussle of the street.  Of course, he was not wearing feathers but rather a three piece suit which is quite something in this summer’s heat. 

As for the drawing itself, it is of course a exercise in light and if you notice those things, the eye follows the light from top of head to toe.  Again, a small work, 5 x 7 inches on 90 lb. cold press paper.


About mmgilbert

I have been drawing and painting all my life. Now part of the “New Symbolist” movement which encompasses both Goth, fantasy and tattoo art as well as the century-old work of Odilon Redon, I focus on archetypal and mythic imagery to evoke emotional themes and to reference darker fantasies. I have an abiding interest in figurative drawing, working on paper and exploring new ways to handle traditional materials. I studied with Edward Millman, a WPA muralist; at Purchase College; and at the Art Students League in New York.
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One Response to A Quiet Bird

  1. Linda Halcomb says:

    Intriguing. Looks very satisfied with himself doesn’t he?

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