1 SAM CALDWELL.: November 2009

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

I done a drawing for emily.


This weeks illustration friday topic was 'Unbalanced'.

I went with the first thing that came to mind just so I could fit in the bowerbirds again. I'm really enjoying just painting and adding in detail later, losing obvious outlines. My only problem is being able to do it on a dark background. I'd like to be able to have the crispness and contrast of something like this -

But I fear he uses more than watercolours.

Friday, 13 November 2009

The Vogelkop Bowerbird

The Vogelkop Bowerbird spends it's entire life building a structure around the base of a tree. He lines it with moss and displays things which he collects outside in a meticulously constructed arragement. It is essentially a love shack, not a nest.

The quality of his display and bower determine whether or not he will get a mate. And that is brilliant.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

I've not posted for about two weeks now I think. I've been massively busy with my band's new EP, recording & mixing etc... But I should be back into the usual routine this week so all is well.

This is the cover I painted for the EP, which I'm pretty pleased with.