Friday, April 24, 2009

Mexico On My Mind II (Drawings)

It's so hard to figure out how to draw birds in motion. I spent days over my winter break trying to catch pelicans in motion. Hopeless. Thankfully, mountains move less quickly--although the play of light on them does not!

These sketches were made in San Juanico (pelicans) and from Isla Coronados and Isla Carmen, lovely islands that make up a protected sea park area off of Loreto, Mexico. We'll be returning to these spots--where sometimes you can see hundreds of dolphins, along with whales, pelicans and boobies feasting on schools of fish--all of that activity roiling about creates what are called "boils," lush feeding zones.
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