A Special Edition: The Eyes

In 2005 I visited the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. The center worked to re-introduce the Wood Bison to Alaska. A small herd wondered the park. With the help of the Canadian Government and through a careful breeding program, this spring they will be reintroducing the animals into the wild.

My photographs did not do the animals justice, so I promised myself I would learn to draw.

For me, the human face is the most difficult to capture. In honor of those bison, and my Eyvind Earl post over at the BoFN, I thought I would share one of my partially completed Study in Eyes drawings.

What do my eyes say to you?

What do my eyes say to you?

And a little secret to my learning to draw. I use curves. Which leads me to the musical portion of our special edition tradition. While driving cross country last fall, every popular radio station played “All About That Bass”.

From Washington State to Wisconsin it filled the air waves. We pulled over to watch the bison outside of Buffalo Jump, South Dakota. They moved with the bass—and treble.

Take it away Meghan Trainor with “All About That Bass”.

Perceive, believe, achieve. Or in this case boogie with the bison . . . .

Until next week.



About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.
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9 Responses to A Special Edition: The Eyes

  1. kerbey says:

    I love driving past bison; so glad they did not go extinct like they threatened when I was young. Never heard of Wood Bison before. And what a great drawing! Looks like that right eye is twitching, trying not to be moved by sadness.


    • I with you, I’m glad the bison did not go extinct. Although I’m sure they had to do some creative breeding to keep the blood line diverse.

      I love your interpretation of the right eye. That’s how I felt after I drew it.

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  2. Liz says:

    boogie woogie 🙂 So you draw AND write? No fair–double threat 😉 Good call on the song. I like it as I think it’s helpful in disturbing the notion that girls have to be skinny to be pretty. My husband does not like my daughter to listen to it because he says it’s too much about sex. (daughter is only 12, so should be sheltered still, sort of) I stand by my opinion and think it’s one of the better songs out there for girls right now.

    Oh, and the bison. I would like to see them dancing to this song. They have bass!


  3. markbialczak says:

    I differ to you women on the message. And bison. I love the eyes, Fannie. And I’m a fan of the Bass. 🙂


  4. Dave says:

    Now I know what song is going to be stuck in my head all day!

    Liked by 1 person

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