Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Yellow Harlequin Frog: An Exploration Into Color


I wouldn't sincerely try to convince you that this is yellow. My range of blues is wider than my yellows, and yet not enough. The next color study I do will push the barriers of range, to make you believe some things are closer than they appear... others further. Something about shadow... more surprise, still convincing. Atmospheric perspective through value range, and temperature, then some shadow, more unity in blending, more use of the complements. Still, he's a sweet little frog, and the final addition to the sketchbook Everyone We Know project. The sketchbooks are going to Atlanta (Feb. 27), Philadelphia (March 4), Chicago (March 8), Brooklyn (March 13), St Louis, Boston, and Washington DC. For a list of venues and dates: go here

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Blacksmith Fish: Pomacentridae















These colors are based on reality, loosely. These textures are what I wanted them to be- the next thing I wanted to learn.
If we didn't create it, we'll wish we did, and name it accordingly. If we can't control it, we'll make a novel out of it.
If we don't understand, then there's something we're missing. The chromosome that tells us where to look.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Rifleman (bird)






















The rifleman bird is native to New Zealand. In New Zealand, gun law is covered by the Arms Act 1983 and the Arms Regulations 1992. In essence, a person must have a license to have a firearm. The police issue the license. There is a test involved. In addition to the test, the holder of the license must also be a 'fit and proper person.' There is no apparent stipulation on what a bird is to do.