Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Happy Crawlin' Canada Day!

a Canadian Trilobite: Olenoides serratus of the Burgess Shale 

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Trilobite WIP(3)

FINALLY figured out how to separate and select only the black pencil/ink lines!  Yes!  This is something I've been trying to do forever, and I'm sure it was such a simple thing!  Also started to do some detail and blending with the background. 

T-minus 8 days to ART Evo's  Trilobite Gallery, and Canada Day!  Speaking of which, stay tuned for another in my Canada Day Flag series!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Trilobite WIP(2)

Started on the colours.  I'm thinking red-brown with green eyes...
Lots more to do...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Trilobite WIP

With the ART Evolved Trilobite Gallery a short scurry away, it was really time to get something done for it.  I started with a quick search for an interesting Moroccan specimen and found this, the lovely Dicranurus monstrosus.  After grabbing the black uni-ball pen, this is what I came up with:

Next is to throw this into photoshop and digitally colour him, with hopefully some sort of background for this little critter!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I'm Back with more Blue Whale!

A month-and-a-half?!

Yes, it's been a while since I last posted.   I've been a bit busy; with end-of-the-year substitute teaching and privately tutoring ten students, the only art I've been able to produce is set painting for a Hamlet show and a coral reef painting I've started.  With all this, and the depression surrounding the oil spill, I haven't been up to posting.

But I'm back, and with an update on the new Beaty Biodiversity Museum at the University of British Columbia here in Vancouver!  Check out my previous post on the announcement and backstory here

Yesterday, I had some time off and decided to go check out the full Blue Whale skeleton in person! 

Unfortunately, the museum wasn't open yet!  Aak!  So instead of smashing through the glass and swinging from the bones, I decided to wait until Fall 2010.   But check out these photos of the mammoth whale, in full feeding pose, below!  Also, check out these official Flickr pics for more...

sooo big!

Click to enlarge!

Now to go work on my trilobite for ART Evolved's July Trilobite Time Capsule and my answer to the Philofossilizing question, "What is Palaeo-Art?"

Oh!  And I'm borrowing my sister's drawing tablet (Wacom Intuos 3) and trying to get my head around it.  Any insight or advice for tablet owners?