Friday, March 28, 2008

Illustration Friday-Homage

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This is my entry for IF's "homage" topic. Will probably do another variation, but wanted to get this done and up on Friday!

Edit: Added the second image with the Campbell's soup can label...

Had the most amazing trip to the Baja in Mexico. You WON'T BELIEVE my photos! You must look. Whale hugs. I've only got time to post a few photos there for now. Much more to come soon.

Just getting over being sick, got lots more ideas for homage... Fortunately, got sick after my trip!


Saturday, March 08, 2008

Illustration Friday-Garden

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My entry for IF's garden topic.

If anyone's interested, I think I will submit one illustration to a juried contest. I'm thinking about, "Soar", "Tales and Legends", "Choose", or "Open". I would welcome and value your opinions on these matters.

Being seeing lots of whales lately, and recently humpback whales, which I think are my favorite. They are the most likely to be demonstrative, and most likely to interact with whale watchers. Also seeing Dall's Porpoise, which look like little killer whales.

Have a great week!


Saturday, March 01, 2008

Illustration Friday-Leap

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This is my entry for IF's "leap". As a naturalist on whale watching boats, I often carry around plastic models of whales and dolphins to help educate passengers on the boat. Just yesterday we saw a huge pod of 1500 dolphins that rushed over to the boat. Many of them leap out of the water as if they are playing. Really amazing to see, and now I get to see it often. We also found two spectacular Humpback whales who bonded with our boat and repeatedly surfaced right next to the boat. Humpbacks are more likely to do this than many other sorts of whales. Sometimes Humpbacks leap out of the water, called breaching, but it's not seen as frequently. As we left the whales, they poked their heads out of the water to watch us leave, that's called "spyhopping". It was a great day of whale watching.

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