Look! An Antelope!

If I weren’t blessed with ADHD, this post would be a continuation of my Mr. Bean drawing. However, I have the attention span of a fruit fly.

Today, I finished a drawing of an antelope (yes – eventually all my projects do get finished) (grin). This mixed-lineweight drawing is loosely based on one of several ancient wall paintings discovered in Crete, Greece. Many depicted mixed-lineweight images of human figures, monkeys, and antelopes.

As you may already know, classical drawing evolved over a period of several thousand years, beginning with the ancient Greeks and Romans. Artworks with lines of different weights can be traced back to the 17th and 18th centuries BC. The amazing artistic techniques derived from Greece dominated the art of the western world until the late 19th century.


About Brenda Hoddinott
Award-winning artist and author; illustrator, art educator, curriculum designer, co-owner of Drawspace.com, owner of Drawspace Publishing, and retired forensic artist Brenda has developed art curricula and taught multidisciplinary arts since 1980. During her 25-year career as a forensic artist, Brenda worked with diverse criminal investigative agencies including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Canadian Department of National Defense, private investigative agencies, and municipal police departments. Brenda and her partner John live in the suburbs of Halifax, Nova Scotia with their two SPCA rescue dogs: Timber the Huskador and Katie the Pitweiler. Their blended human family includes five adult children and two grandchildren. Books by Brenda Hoddinott include: 2012: Introduction to Contour Lines (Drawspace Publishing) 2012: Introduction to Drawing (Drawspace Publishing) 2011: Illustrated Dictionary of Art-Related Terms (Drawspace Publishing) 2010: Getting Started with Drawing (Drawspace Publishing) 2004: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Drawing People Illustrated (Alpha Books) 2003: Drawing for Dummies (Wiley Publishing, Inc.)

2 Responses to Look! An Antelope!

  1. Venus Mcdermott says:

    LoL Brenda, you are not the only one that was blessed with ADHD! Hope all is well! Miss your cotton socks!


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