Sunday, June 29, 2008

Illustration Friday-Fierce


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This is my entry for IF's "fierce" topic. Dolphins, cute as they are, can actually be quite fierce! Sharks are afraid of dolphins!

Haven't done an illustration for a while. Been busy.

Created this for IF today. I think I could have chosen a better angle perhaps, but it's done, and I'm posting it.

Was on the ocean yesterday and saw three different kinds of dolphin: common dolphin, Pacific white-sided dolphin, and Risso's dolphins. Plus I saw four humpback whales, and scads of sea lions.

21 Comments:

OpenID johnne said...

I didn't know sharks are actually afraid of dolphins! That's amazing!

Cute illustration! I like the dolphin a lot.

June 29, 2008 1:18 PM  
Blogger josh pincus is crying said...

your "hand" drawings are terrific!
nice job!

June 29, 2008 1:26 PM  
Anonymous artseafartsea said...

Love the hand drawing. The dolphin is cute too. Not fierce tho.

June 29, 2008 1:54 PM  
Blogger Forever Young said...

you've been away a long time, wellcome back.

June 29, 2008 2:09 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

Great illo.
Lucky you being on the ocean!

June 29, 2008 3:11 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Beautiful lines as always! I think if the dolphin's head were a little more in profile it might help with the angle issues?

June 29, 2008 3:23 PM  
Blogger Nicola said...

Truly beautiful on many levels!

June 29, 2008 3:58 PM  
Blogger Honor Bowden said...

Nice piece, I've missed your textures! You must have been busy.

June 29, 2008 6:50 PM  
Blogger Eli said...

Great to see you back, Scott, nice work as always.

June 29, 2008 7:11 PM  
Blogger Roberta said...

It's so good to see you back!
You been missed.
Nice work as always!!

June 30, 2008 6:05 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

So great to see your art again Scott! Hope you are up to good things and having fun :) I love the texture and the angle is fine. Sometimes when i visit a friend in Malibu he has a telescope set up and i'm always amazed at how much dolphin activity is going on out there, it is so awesome. I would like to be a dolphin :)

June 30, 2008 9:41 AM  
Blogger Rekoj said...

What an interesting perspective - a dolphin in hand...

June 30, 2008 11:27 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh said...

sharks are afraid of dolphins? really??! well they are too cute for a fierce animal indeed..

8) luv your sketch btw..

July 01, 2008 3:52 AM  
Blogger Valeriannah said...

Great Illustration Scott! Dolphins can really mess up a shark. The dolphins will pummel a shark in the gills until they can no longer breathe. Thanks for posting a dolphin design!

July 01, 2008 7:12 AM  
Blogger Bron Smith said...

I always enjoy seeing what you will come up with next with your "hand" art, Scott.

July 01, 2008 8:51 PM  
Blogger ms. froggie said...

hiya scott! lucky, lucky you to have seen all that on the ocean! i'd KILL to see a risso's dolphin!

he's such a cute little fierce dolphin in your hand! :))

July 02, 2008 7:40 AM  
Anonymous Eric said...

Great hand rendering, as always. I enjoyed your illo's back story and am jealous that you are near the ocean.

July 02, 2008 9:20 AM  
Blogger Kevin Levell said...

I've really missed your hands...

This is a great piece, I hope it's the start of things to come!

July 03, 2008 1:56 AM  
Blogger Lisa M Griffin said...

I love it. Lots of meaning behind this too - since we do hold the fate of so many of the worlds creatures in our hands. Simple yet very effective.

July 09, 2008 6:52 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Wow, I visited your site where your whale pictures are posted! AWESOME! I'm sooooo jealous! :) Great pictures and of course, your illustrations are wonderful, too! :)

July 10, 2008 10:05 AM  
Blogger Pilgrim said...

You illustrations are good! I will bookmark your site for future peeks.

July 19, 2008 1:05 PM  

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