Monday, 5 July 2010

Off to the Antarctic

Wish I literally was, the heat this Summer is starting to melt my brains! My parents a few years back went there, and took some lovely photos. It lovely to use a photo that wasn't taken in a zoo, but in the seal's natural habitat. Their eyes are reflective like a pair of mirror sunglasses, you can see the surrounding landscape perfectly reflected in them. There is ice in the seals nostrils where it's breath has frozen, you can feel the cold.
I've started this with bold loose blocks of colour using a very soft pastel on pastelmat paper(A3). There are some fantastic textures the smoothness of the sleek seal's fur, contrasting with the pebbles it's laying on. It's great to be working looser again!

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