Saturday, March 24, 2012

Salamander art

Spent the last couple days reading about and drawing salamanders. I've always been fascinated by them. It's fun to go looking for them under rocks and logs.
Here's what I came up with. Titled Salamander Hunt

I know a lot more about Salamanders than i did a few days ago. These are loosely based on an assortment of North American salamanders. Actually the patterns are all pretty accurate, but I took some artistic liberty with some colors. I just wanted to make a fun salamander print rather than an ID type thing.

A couple prints in my shop
5x7 Salamander Art Print
8x10 Salamanders Print

Also, I don't recommend eating cold pasta and reading about salamanders. It's somewhat disconcerting.

Friday, March 23, 2012

March Birdwatching

The foggy morning and nice weather motivated me to go out birdwatching yesterday. A good couple of hours. Downy, Hairy, and Red-bellied Woodpeckers. A Hooded Merganser on the pond, Bluebirds, Golden-crowned Kinglets, Red-shouldered Hawks, and a lot of other neat stuff.

A Red-bellied Woodpecker working on a hole.

Lots of Painted Turtles

Hooded Merganser, my favorite duck. Unfortunately he never got close enough to get a decent picture. I would love to paint one sometime if i ever get some decent reference shots. They are so beautiful.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Golden-crowned Kinglet watercolor

Golden-crowned Kinglet. I've been wanting to paint this bird for a while. A tiny little bird that darts around. I tend to see them in Winter here in Maryland.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

African animal series

I've finished the last of a little series of African plains animals. Elephants, zebras, and giraffes. It was a fun challenge drawing a completely new set of animals and habitat.