Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A.O.T.D. (Animal of the Day) Penguins

I'd like to use the "I don't what I was thinking or doing when I made this" card for this sketch. I just started drawing and there ya have it, penguins in a totem pole like position. Maybe I'll color it later....maybe.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A.O.T.D. (Animal of the Day) Golden Eagle

Here's an older piece I did of a Golden Eagle from the San Francisco Zoo. Peace out!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A.O.T.D. (Animal of the Day) Bird of Paradise

If anyone's seen Planet Earth from Discovery Channel, they'll absolutely know this bird. This is the dance of the male Bird of Paradise used to attract females. It's so alien looking the way they form their feathers around their head, when this is done. Actually as I painted this, I was listening to Culture Club "I'll Tumble For Ya"...perfect for the mood ;)

A.O.T.D. (Animal of the Day) Bluebird

There are three different types of bluebirds. Eastern and Western Bluebirds have a reddish brown chest while the Mountain Bluebird is entirely blue (the male of the species). They like to sing a lot too. DO RE ME FA SO LA TI DA!!!!!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A.O.T.D. (Animal of the Day) Hummingbird

Hello Photoshop filters. Haha, just one of those things as long as it's not abused you're fine.

Hummingbirds can flap their wings 15-200 times per second, and are able to fly at 60 mph. Also they are the only bird that is able to fly backwards.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A.O.T.D. (Animal of the Day) Cardinal

Cardinals are primarily known for their red color, but it's actually only the male of the species that sports this hue (assumed for mating purposes). Females are a tan/gray color. Good times!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A.O.T.D. (Animal of the Day) Toucan

I think I've decided this month is going to be bird month on the blog. The toucan is quite well known throughout the world and is a common mascot for sports teams and certain cereals. Native to South America, indigenous people believe them to be conduits between the worlds of the spirit and living.

A.O.T.D. (Animal of the Day) Parrot

Well I'm not going to spew any animal facts today, because this piece is more about relationships and importance of having a rock or rocks in your life that you can turn to and rely on. I think it's absolutely key to have and actually I'm sure most people have them in their lives whether it be a friend, family member, significant other, or a pet. I actually have many in my life, the most significant being my family and my fiancee. There's times you may be down, sad, stressed or scared and you can rely on them to help guide you through these tough periods.