View Full Version : Bunny Before Breakfast

01-23-2013, 10:34 AM
Up and at 'em this morning with an early morning draw. Our dogs watch through the window during the day for the local bunnies to come into the house yard for a nibble on our green hebes. The grass is very dry at the moment, so I guess they are looking for a browse on something green. The poodles go nutty when they spot one, and I let them out via the other side of the house so they feel they have a chance at catching them. Of course they never do, as the bunnies have an escape route under the gate to the studio.

Bunnies are feral and a nuisance in Australia, but they are incredibly cute.


Reference photo helped with the details.

01-23-2013, 11:14 AM
Nicely done. You are very skilled.

01-23-2013, 11:36 AM
Lovely bunnie

01-23-2013, 12:52 PM
Nice job! Colours are perfect and texture of coat, too.

01-23-2013, 01:30 PM
Really well done, great effect on the coat.

01-24-2013, 12:43 AM
Wonderful work!

01-24-2013, 12:57 AM
Thanks All! He's a bit flawed, but I did him in a hurry. I might go back in and line up some of those errant hairs.....

01-24-2013, 01:21 AM
Wonderful bunny Robyn! Nice job on the stance, fur and eyes.

01-24-2013, 01:34 AM
Really nice work and I love the texture on the fur :)

01-24-2013, 02:08 AM
Thats so well drawn and painted, very well done Robyn:)

01-24-2013, 10:40 AM
Thanks to you all! :D

01-24-2013, 10:53 AM
a wonderful bunny... very accurate in color and features... except to see him hopping off any moment.. a marvelous painting!.

D Akey
01-24-2013, 11:26 AM
The difference around here between a jack rabbit and a bunny has to do with the former being a prairie ridin' coarse type and the latter being the schoolmarm. It's the difference between wild frontier folk and townsfolk -- the basis for the formula Western tale I reckon. . . yup <spitooi. . . ding!>

And I kin tell by the look in this here varmint's larcenous eye, that he's got his eye on the farmer's crops. . . a right jack rabbit in schoolmarm's clothes is this one.

Very nice attitude you've captured. And he looks fluffy. Now release the dogs . . . the game is afoot!

01-24-2013, 12:05 PM
I suppose your Jack Rabbit is more like our hare, with longer ears and legs, and we do see them around here occasionally. English bunnies in Australia can be a terrible pest and we have had massive plagues over the years that have devastated farmers' pasture, etc. They just like to eat my roses.

The dogs have caught the occasional one, and I do have a bloodthirsty photo of Lily crunching her way through one a few years back. But there's always more to take their place.

Thanks GXH, it was just a bit of fun. When you have an hour to spare, you don't have to get all your materials out, just open up Art Rage. :D

01-24-2013, 03:38 PM
Were you looking at Durer's rabbit (http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&safe=off&sa=X&tbo=d&biw=1241&bih=584&tbm=isch&tbnid=KanCpP6m5tfyfM:&imgrefurl=http://artseverydayliving.com/blog/2012/04/durer/&docid=h3Ym9-6Dhq7IrM&imgurl=http://artseverydayliving.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Durer_Young_Hare.jpg&w=850&h=943&ei=macAUbWDMMShiQKV_YHQBw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=12&vpy=149&dur=431&hovh=172&hovw=153&tx=62&ty=123&sig=114442300581264135842&page=1&tbnh=137&tbnw=121&start=0&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0,i:138) ? his doesn't look as alive as yours, he didn't draw any errant hares :)

01-24-2013, 06:38 PM
I really love Durer's rabbit and gaze longingly at it regularly. Gorgeous, gorgeous..........