July 20, 2006

Digital Watercolor of a Fox


Well, I started out OK, and managed to do some art every day for about a week. Then work got in the way, and put a temporary end to art. I let my internal critic get in the last word before a trip to Quebec City, and left my camera at home, so I don't even have any pictures of that beautiful city to draw or paint. Ignoring the internal critic is always my biggest battle.

So, back to some art.

I took this photo in a zoo, just before the zoo was about to close at the end of the day and the animals were all getting hungry. This fox was going through all the motions of hunting a pigeon that landed outside the pen. It was fascinating to watch as he crouched down and shifted his feet to get a better grip in preparation for the jump-and-run attack. Of course, the pigeon flew off, and the fox was left with eating pre-caught food.

Unfortunately, the original picture had an obvious grid from the chain link fence, and it was impossible to get rid of it. I scanned the picture into Photoshop Elements, and added the watercolor filter. It is a passable image now, and looks quite nice printed large (13x19) on watercolor paper.

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