Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Animal Wednesday - Emu

A friend of ours called to tell us about some Barn Owls the other day. So we drove over by a barn to see the owls. Much to our surprise we found this emu in a pen by the barn. I have never been so close to an emu. It made a rumbling noise, almost like a purr when we arrived. Then again when we gave it corn to eat. 
I was fascinated by her feet. They are reptilian and so big. Her name is Emmy. She was quite tame in that she ate corn from my friend's hand. She had a couple of suitors in the pen with her. Roosters. It was quite a sight seeing this huge bird with two seemingly small roosters. 
Happy Animal Wednesday to all.


11 comments:

Mim said...

wow - i'm impressed! not only at the bird but at your drawing, it's great!!!

Laure Ferlita said...

How fun, Lisa!! My parents had a couple many years ago and I remember how cool they were. Unfortunately we didn't keep them long and I regret that I wasn't into art at the time.

Love the sketch, especially the feet! You did a great job on capturing the fluffy look of their feathers.

Robin said...

Lisa - wonderful (as always) sketch! You have captured Ms. Emu brilliantly - even her feet!

HAW!

Hugs,

♥ Robin ♥

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I love it when I find something new to see and draw. This is a great find. Great sketch too. I think certain animals need to have company. I know our Ex neighbors kept a donkey in with there horse for company when they lived around here. They said it needed a companion. Maybe thats the same with the Emu and Roosters. HAW

PAK ART said...

wow - great detail in your sketch! Those feet have so many bumps and lines! I've never been up close to one, had no idea their feet were so interesting!

Teri Casper said...

Fabulous job on this Lisa. So wonderfully captured.

Katiejane said...

Oh how cute! I've never seen an emu in person either. Good sketch!
Did you even see the barn owls?

studio lolo said...

Wonderful interpretation! Good thing she was friendly. They can be terrors!

HAW!

SandyCarlson said...

Great work, Lisa! That emu is gorgous.

I hope the rain co mes your way!

soulbrush said...

You have such talent with bird drawings my friend. And those feet in particular. WOW. Lotsa love from n 'Olympics mad' London.

Q said...

Your Emu is great. How fun to see one up close. I love Barn Owls....all owls are so amazing.
Sherry