Happy New Year! Hope you all have a great 2016.
For your holiday enjoyment – Santa Fish. The original of Santa Fish was done in colored pencil.
Happy Thanksgiving. As we reflect on all the things we are thankful for I hope you have a fantastic day.
Each year I do at least 1 calendar with 12 different pictures centered around a character(s) – cat, bird, fish, truck or robot. Many of my drawings for the calendars tell a “story”. That story may not be the same for all who see it and it is fun to see the other stories that other people see in my drawings.
I brainstorm ideas for that character and list those ideas. Whenever I gt an idea I add to the list and use it for reference. I then take those ideas and do a thumbnail or reference sketch to try and capture my thoughts and vision.
The concept of this comes from a mixture of ideas. I like tessellations and have done those with fish on a floorcloth. You get a sense of fish going in 2 directions at once. This is a variation on that theme where the majority of fish are going in one direction but there is one fish with a mind of her own that has to check out going in a different direction and looking for something else. She also looks and acts differently – a lone wolf of sorts, a rebel or misfit. It can any number of reasons for going in a different direction. The fish has individuality and does not just go with the masses.
I’ll be at the Sequim Farmer’s Market on Saturday, May 31st and have these available – along with the 2015 Cat Calendar. If you are in Sequim, come on by.
I have started placing cards on Etsy. There are currently 2 sets of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ cards available, with more coming all the time.
With Halloween coming soon, there is a set of 4 different cards depicting birdie and fishie witches. You can get the set of 4 different cards or let me know if you want to substitute any for a different image.
For 2013 I have both Birdie and Fishie Calendars. They are both now ready and available directly from me or on Etsy.
These are desk calendars that fit in a CD calendar display case. There is a new page for each month.
I started doing these calendars a few years ago as I was thinking about different scenarios that fish and birds could be seen in if they were a little more human. This one is called “Self Portrait” as the fish is doing a painting of himself.
One of my newest floorcloths is “Which Way Are We Going?”. Ever wonder how schools of fish know which way to be going? Me too.
I am fascinated by these “interlocking” fish and created this fun and colorful floorcloth.