Monday, July 6, 2009
Visiting my freind Tod Polson's blog I was inspired by the fantastic birds he is creating for a "Birds of Thailand" show. I thought it was an interesting little project to try my hand at, so I chose the Black-faced Spoonbill.
I have also been looking at a lot of Charley Harper recently ( if you had not guessed). His work is amazingly simple yet very evocative of the actual animal. He doesn't reduce the creatures to cartoon simplifications, he seems to effortlessly crystallize only the important details of the animal into a perfect illustration. Very inspiring.
I am not sure I lived up to either Charley or Tod, but I had fun trying.