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.