Friday, January 06, 2006

Illustration Friday – Sea



I have been doing reference drawings of fish since 1988 for New World Publications. I have drawn almost every species of reef fish from Brazil to Florida and the Galapagos to Alaska. So when I get the chance to do something fun, I jump at the chance.

The sea is a wonderous place. And we take it for granted. And we take…and take…and take…

We know so little about it, but what we do know should have us all taking heed and treating it with respect. We owe our lives to the ocean. It provides us food and water and the very air we breath.

It is a wonder.

I wonder why we don't get it?

If you want to do something, check out REEF. It is a non-profit that is committed to the preservation of the marine environment. They can be found at . It's time we gave something back.

16 comments:

Monkeygirl said...

WOW! This is a beautiful image :)

Ginger*:)* said...

Lovely fish. This is a wonderful image, rich in texture and color.

Caroline said...

what amusing fish! I love the colours and textures too.

Teri C said...

vcmyuitWow, the texture in here is awesome.

ValGalArt said...

great work! love the details and colors!

Andrea said...

very detailed work! bravo!

M. Spalding said...

Beautiful. Mesmerizing color combination and texture.

Anonymous said...

The textures are great! The fish have personality!

kg said...

geez, this is really wonderful.

Giles said...

Lovely image!

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Katili said...

I really like these fish. You did a great job with colors, very eye catching, I feel happiness watching it.

The Unknown said...

This is really wonderful.
love

Saul Iscariot said...

I love this pic, really cool. I've been trying for a similar effect in the colours for some of my flower paintings. Would it be to much to ask what media you used to produce this?

scribblesk said...

Just love the speckled look.

TXArtcGal said...

What can I say?? AWESOME!! Love the texture it gives, the colors, and the composition. Very nice!

Don said...

This has great texture and style. Cool!