Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa — July 3, 2017
Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa, or reef triggerfish, if you would prefer, is Hawaii’s state fish. During a recent visit to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, I tried my best to get a good photo of this particular fish. Unfortunately, I failed. Every single photo turned out blurry, so I chose to work from those blurry photos to create this watercolor painting. I worked on this one 2 days. It turned out pretty decent for not having painted anything for several months.
I decided to work on a quick ballpoint ink pen sketch today to try to break through a prolonged creative block. David said, “Name it ‘Frank,'” ha ha. I still may color in the eyes red. He just looks sinister. It seems fitting that I chose a rabbit (specifically a hare) to draw today. As much as feeling creatively blocked, I’ve been distracted with other things, preventing me from doing much in the way of online activities. A couple of weeks ago, I did finally manage to choose a new look for my blog, though. I thought it was in need of a face lift. I’ve wanted to give this blog a fresher, simpler design for a while, now. I like the idea of having a banner here because I typically try to change-up my banners across all of my online hang-outs at least 4 times per year, as the season changes. I’ll add my blog to that rotation as well. Let me know what you guys think of the new look. I may create a static page for my best artwork. That is, if I can figure out how to do that. 0.o
~ Tree Silhouetted at Sunset ~
~ Reflected Sunset ~
~ Great Falls During Heavy Flow (The Dam was open.) ~
~ Spring Castle ~
~ Cotton Mill ~
~ Early Blossom ~
~ Twin Falls ~
~ Little Falls ~
The first of this season’s holiday themed sketches, completed last night. The upper left corner needs something. I’m just not sure what and didn’t want to overwork it. I’m also not convinced on the pine needles. Feel free to give me ideas to draw. I’m definitely open to suggestions.
*Attribution: Sketched from John Flannery‘s photo titled, Cardinal.
I saw something similar to this come through my Facebook feed the day I drew it. This, however, was what I imagined. Hehe.