Sunday, June 10, 2012

Wrapping up the weekend

 So I finished up calendar painting number 2! This one was a lot of fun, but man I got the worst headache after I was done... Those trees seemed simple enough at the start but they were actually a lot of work! But since Blogadog suggested a crow, I did oblige!
My goal for these is to get them done at least by Thanksgiving!

The set up!
Here's my set up, I've got an eeny-meeny square table to fit all my paints and brushes and water cups on. But it works! I use my lap top to look at my references, and lately while painting I've been watching some of the TED Talks series on Netflix! I love them, the speakers are great, the topics are awesome! I love that if I get bored of the medicine talks, I can go to the archaeology talks or the biology talks, or the space talks. I love the spirit of science and discovery, and I love that most aren't too long or uninteresting. I guess you can say I'm kind of addicted at the moment, kinda like I was addicted to Cosmos by Carl Sagan a few months ago. I think I enjoy listening to talks/documentaries while painting rather than movies/series because I don't have to watch to know what's happening. So sorry Blogadog, I'll try watching more shows eventually, but its easier to watch documentaries! haha ;)
But anyhoo, back to the calendar: I think I'll start a list and see where I get with it.
  1. Barn Owl & Forest (completed)
  2. Crow & Misty landscape (completed)
  3. Jackrabbit & Desert 
  4. Bison & Badlands
  5. Rhino & Thunderstorm
  6. Blogadog suggested a canid... maybe a Painted dog?
  7. I need some wintery ones...
  8. ?
  9. ?
  10. ?
  11. ?
  12. ?
So yeah, my list isn't all that great right now, but I know I'll get some fun ideas as I go. Feel free to suggest some things! I'm going for diversity of landscapes and animals. 
Well now I'm off to do some Fizziks stuffs. ^~^ 


  1. It would be wrong of me if I didn't suggest a rat ;)

  2. WOLVES and winter. fur and snow. whoo. Coyotes and the cosmos! Canada goose on ice. Mustelids. no one ever draws fishers.

    (er hi I just started following your blog. it's fun. I draw animals too, trying to get into vet school, etc =D)

    1. Well hello Mer! Nice to meet you! :D Thanks for the suggestions! ^_^

    2. YES YES COYOTES. :D I like the fisher idea too.

  3. Sooooo pretty! I love it! Now you know what my woof painting was like huh? :P
    What about a piebald white deer in the snow?? :D