There's a place for art

Almost Live Animal Friday – Penguin

Almost Live Penguin


A black (and white) animal for Black Friday. This was one of several photogenic penguins I saw at a zoo a few years ago.

Almost Live Animal Friday – Turkey

Almost Live Turkey


Happy Thanksgiving!

Almost Live Animal Friday – Parrot

Almost Live Parrot


As yesterday was Talk Like A Pirate Day, I felt like I had to do a parrot today. This fellow’s tail feathers were frustrating to get right–originally, I had a yellow feather among them, but it looked very strange among the black ones, to say nothing about the shapes of the feathers.

Shopping Penguin

Shopping Penguin

Originally colored pencil on bristol board, though I did a good deal of modification in Paintbrush and Preview.

Done this past Black Friday, though there were parts of the original I wanted to fix–and erasing and whiting out would not have done the trick–and it seemed like every attempt at tweaking it in Paintbrush just made things worse. As my current computer is already pretty old, and had OS X reinstalled a couple of years ago, I didn’t feel like downloading Seashore was such a great idea.