I have recently added a new feature- mouseover any illustration tagged "sketches" to see the original

1/25/2015

fancy ducks

mandarin duck
line drawing
and values (will be doing a color version next)

1/23/2015

1/22/2015

1/21/2015

angelfish

Realize I've been looking at too many pictures of batfish (the juvenile with wide fire-orange bands on edges of fins is stunning) and perhaps influenced thus made the dorsal/anal fins on my angelfish too tall. So I did this one to show the basic shape, and some scale pattern.

pinoy blue angelfish

with lace pattern on the fins

1/19/2015

mallard drake

sleeping cat

my own cat, Irwin curled up napping

1/18/2015

mara

large rodent from Patagonia

1/17/2015

coatimundi

Also known as white-nosed coati. I have reposted this to replace yesterday's illustration because the set of head and shoulders was wrong- something was wrong with the angle and proportions so I have redone it to be more accurate to the character of the animal.

1/15/2015

1/13/2015

1/12/2015

1/10/2015

1/08/2015

two angelfishes

a black or "chocolate" variety with dark body color, and a pale "ghost" one with indistinct stripes

1/06/2015

angelfish varieties

two more freshwater scalare types- halfblack and smokey (no body stripes)

1/05/2015

freshwater scalare

silver angelfish- standard "wild type" and zebra variety

1/04/2015