After two days of searching for an appropriate auction site, I gave up. Ebay turned out to be full of porn that I do not want my drawings associated with, and honestly if that’s what people are looking for there they won’t be looking for my kind of artwork anyway. It’s impossible for artists to get into Sotheby’s or Christie’s because they don’t seem to actually like artists, they only like collectors. All such art auction sites require a review that takes 6-8 weeks, and from reading the documentation it sounds like I would never get in anyway. I finally found a website called allartists.com and I listed my drawing there. It isn’t an auction site, it’s just a consignment site, but it will hopefully help me get some more recognition among people who are interested in buying art directly from the artist. Meanwhile I’ve also listed the drawing for sale here, on my own website as well. Thank you for your interest in my artwork!
I started drawing this Ayam Cemani rooster while I was volunteering at the art gallery. They had a lot of country themed artwork and I wanted to try to draw something that would fit in but that I was actually interested in also. I love chickens, especially rare breeds, so I chose an Ayam Cemani for my subject. I didn’t finish drawing him that day though and he sat on a shelf for several months. One day I was praying about how to get money to build a new chicken house, and the Lord said to me, “You have that drawing of a rooster you never finished.” He didn’t exactly tell me that He would make it sell, but I did get the feeling I was supposed to finish this drawing. So I told my daughter about my prayer and she immediately found the unfinished drawing. Then life happened and I didn’t get to work on it for two days. April 29th, I determined I was not going to do anything, not even eat any food (at least in part so that I would not get grease on the paper and ruin it), until I finished this drawing. I sat down at the table with the paper and pencils and did not stop until he was finished. I think he turned out really well! I am happy with this drawing. I hope the new owner enjoys him as well.
I have finished a new drawing of an Ayam Cemani rooster. The intent is to sell this drawing and pay for a new chicken house for my birds. I’m researching auction sites to post it for sale right now. Look for the auction announcement soon!
The Ayam Cemani is an all black breed of chicken. Their feathers, eyes, skin, and even their meat is black. They still have red blood though, and they lay white eggs. The Ayam Cemani is considered by occultists to have magical properties, and sadly is often used for animal sacrifices. Christians and animal enthusiasts prize the breed for their uncommon beauty and uniqueness. I think God has an incredible sense of humor when he makes an entirely black chicken, but then has it lay white eggs. I don’t know if I have a favorite breed of chicken, they are all beautiful, but I am definitely drawn to the more rare ornamental breeds, like the Ayam Cemani.
Thank you for your prayer and support of my artwork. May the Lord bless you and keep you and make His light to shine upon you. In all things, we give thanks.