Friday, January 14, 2011

Taxidermy Field Trip

Over the Christmas holiday I finally managed to make my way down to the Royal Ontario Museum to sketch their vast array of exotic animal displays. These are a few results :)


Thursday, January 13, 2011

First Post of 2011

A fond farewell, whether said to a cherished loved one, old habit, place or perhaps your former self requires insurmountable courage. In memory of Vincent Dang (1990-2010) and to all his family and friends who truly miss him. This artwork was inspired by a very common theme in children`s literature and films: The child who befriends and tames an otherwordly creature. A particular painting by Russian artist Ivan Solyaev depicts a little boy and a large, nebulous creature at his back, presumably his pet. The docile expression in his eyes and the pair`s interaction compelled me to paint something similar.

Credit to celestial texture: [link]