Last post of the month! I saw some Inca terns at the zoo a while back. They had interesting long curly white feathers by their bright red beaks. I sketched a few with some color notes (which, after finding some references online just now, I see weren't very accurate!). Recently, I saw a picture of one in a book and was reminded of my first thought: they looked like old-timey moustached villains. I'm sure this one is thinking of tying a girl to the railroad tracks or something.
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
First up, we have a green penguin. Not for any artistic purposes, just because I was too lazy to mix black. I was mostly trying out a new outline-less style. I did the green first, with no drawing underneath, so it's a big wonky but it works. Then I added the red. Finally, I scrubbed on some blue to define the white edges. I think it looks kinda cool, but it leaves no room for errors! Penguin photo referenced from a nice photographer who took it for an old Sea World souvenir book.
My other picture is a raccoon dog, acting more doggy than raccoony. I was surprised when I drew this because I don't think it looks like my style. Water-soluble ink smeared around.
Friday, January 19, 2007
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
My most recent art explorations ended in weird stylized pictures of animals. I realized that I made the red panda's markings wrong, oh well. Watercolor and Prismacolor. I like color!
Saturday, January 06, 2007
Monday, January 01, 2007
Happy 2007! This year I resolve to post more pictures, but only if I get more comments. I drew this fat-tailed dunnart (a marsupial mouse) eating a gummy worm in my new Christmas sketch book, with my new pencil that never needs sharpening. It's cool, it's like a ballpoint pen but with liquid graphite! This is the last picture I made in 2006. Who knows what the new year will bring? How exciting!