“Avatars—The Birds of India, No. 1” by Walton Ford - 1996
Watercolor, gouache, pencil, and ink on paper
60” x 40”
Disturbing and lovely. A man with leprosy illustration.
Danielsen and Boeck studied leprosy at St. Jörgen’s Hospital in Bergen, Norway. The result of their important investigations were published in their epoch-making work Om Spedalskhed (On leprosy) in 1847, accompanied by a folio atlas with 24 beautifully executed lithographed plates in colour, drawn by J. L. Losting.
Power dive by *karrenrex
Alcedo atthis, Eurasian Kingfisher, diving for a snack. These birds are incredible fishers, I’ve watched them diving on documentary films and it’s a truly impressive sight. I really don’t know how the photograph I used for ref was done. But the result is stunning and it was a pleasure to paint.
I focused most of my attention on the bubbles here. They took much of my imagination and inventiveness, and a few unsuccessful trials of the highlighting, until I finally got that look. Enjoy!
Reference “Under Water” by Gisela & Manfred Delpho: [link]
Take a look at the whole gallery on this site, there are some truly incredible photos.
Done entirely on Ps CS4.
Texture for the rocks from CG Textures.
I have been a busy bee this week!! Look what I finished today! :)
Watercolor Pencil 8.5”x11”
As with everything I post, prints are available (sans “watermark” and ugly little smudge I didn’t realize was there until now).