Meet Mr. Octopus. He and I met on the 15th. We became long lost friends before he had to get back to his dark rock, at 70ish fathoms, to nap.
Tidbit: A day at Sunset Bay
This month I actually got some field drawing in. I need to force that more often. I'm so lazy though. I also discovered that the 360 degree option on my camera has a 120 degree suboption. Meet the left 120 degrees of Sunset bay in Charleston.
Part of my problems with field drawing is 'what do i freaking draw that's simple enough for me not to hang?'
This time, I just picked things and went for it. Que feather, flock of devil birds, and some anemones.
Drawing birds while they're in flock-mode is now officially the only way I can fathom to start sketching birds. They're twitchy, but more then 5 and you'll find a different bird in the exact same position as the original.
Secondly, I'm not really a landscape girl. But since I was tidepool deep, I figured why not go for the gold. Distance between objects left something to be desired. I guess that falls under practice.
I saw a pic on the interweb and thought...drawing? Tattoo? Who knows. Yesterday's destractifications.
And below is from today. I am over "Summer". Therefore, in my world I have declared it October. I'm pretty sure forest rolled his eyes over the phone at yesterday's decleration.
Yesterday and today I concocted pumpkin spice coffee. Today I cleaned a corner in my living room to put up a fallish-halloweeny quilt and therefore had to dig/move/touch every piece of art supply that was in my way. Pastels (which I never know what i'm doing with) met a lovely pad of black Strathmore Artagain drawing paper which I've likely owned for 2 years and not tapped yet. I have an art hoarding condition.
Before I met Mr. octopus, there was a lovely sunset. What up. No filter. One of my favorite aspects to this job.
A juvenile YellowEye Rocfish (Sebastes ruberrimus) which I was equally super excited and sad to see. They are under the overfished category. But they're gorgeous fish. As babies they're bright red and orange and slowly change to bright yellow as they age, loosing their stripes and darkness in their fins. Almost all the rockfish species in our area don't have major changes in there physical markings like loosing stripes from juvi to adult sizes.
I might have gotten a little fancy with pixlr.com.
TidBite: Hurray for scarf completion! My newest favorite accessory. (which isn't much of a list)
...for a photo, it oddly looked best against my nasty cement steps. Yay grey. I guess.
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