I want to brag about Bob. First let me start with his exquisite wildlife photography. These animals, you could touch. The clarity of their fur, the crystal nuances of their eyes beckon you to enter their world. These animals breath and the digital device they live in fogs up. Bob’s images also do something else quite miraculous – they remind us all how imperative it is – to save each and every species of intoxicating creature on this planet.
Now wait, I’m not done yet. Bob is not only a spectacular photographer, he insists on making me look really bad with his uber-sublime flora and fauna renderings. Yes, Bob is also an outrageous artist. I’m convinced this man is magical as are his superior talents…
I was enthused by my first attempt at producing artwork from my photographic captures yesterday. I made a trip to my local Fred Meyer store that is kind of a large department store carrying a little bit of everything. To me they resemble a Walmart with a fill grocery store inside.
I located the art supply area of the store where I found a really nicely stocked couple of aisles. I found a selection of charcoal sticks as well as paper Tortillons, a type of art stomp used to smear pencil and charcoal with a lot more control than just using your finger. The stomp allowed me to do most of the shading on Mikki’s forearms and facial area. I also picked up a few sticks of white charcoal for highlight areas. It’s too difficult trying to work in negative relief without them. Again, I’m out of practice.
I’m still working…
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