For the past two nights Miranda and I have been watching Planet Earth.
Those two episodes have impacted me in a way I didn't think animals, plants, and a man with an especially scholarly voice could.
I think that being exposed to species of plants and animals that I have never seen before has inspired me so much. The show has introduced me to exciting new colour palettes and has humbled me.
I hope that one day i will be able to see at least a fraction of the landscapes and animals that i have seen on Planet Earth.
on one of the episodes they showed cranes, rhododendrums (<--a type of flower) and blood pheasants. I'm not going to lie, Blood Pheasants are appropriately named: they look like crazed murderers BUT i thought that their colouring was so cool. Blood Pheasants = So Cool! So I made a painting for Miranda: (since it is reading week and thus i finally had some time for personal artwork) Gouache and Ink on Watercolour Paper
This is the process work for anyone who is interested.
I like the head of the pheasants in my thumbnails more than i like the final.
Isnt that always what happens? Long live the thumbnails.
I have been listening to the jade empire soundtrack non-stop since last night.
Just thought I would throw that out there since it is so epic and definitely set the mood for my paint-a-thon (i painted the thumbnails last night, the final this morning and then a bunch of thumbnails for a soon-to-be-due skies project)
Bioware makes the best video games and OST for said games.