Monday, May 01, 2006

Illustration Friday - Under The Sea


My illustrations are from the award winning Reef Set series by Ned DeLoach and Paul Humann. They are just a few of the books that I have had the pleasure to work on with these two incredible underwater photographers. You should buy their books if you are into anything under the sea. Since the late 1980's I have drawn about 80% of all the species that are found on reefs from Alaska to the Galapagos and from Florida to Brazil. These drawings are more for reference and ID so are not specifically anatomically correct. If you want to see the good stuff, my super friend, Frank Hilzerman has a great illustration of a Dragonet up.

I will be doing something more for Illustration Friday in the next day or so, so please do check back.

8 comments:

TXArtcGal said...

How cool! Thanks for sharing!

steve said...

These are great drawings here--love the black and white aspect of them.

HARDWAX said...

Fine work, especially like the look of the fish with the striped tail and fin.
great looking stuff

stp-illustrations said...

Great drawings! Like your work very much...

carla said...

These are great! They have a lcertain simplicity to them, but at the same time they are executed with detail and finesse. I love the many styles you have...all so expert.

frank h said...

hey, michael - those are WONDERFUL!
super ultra congrats!

masterpieces! the accuracy of the melanine spots in the boxfish, the eye-spot on the fin ... and the third one - a snapper, don't? - is simply GREAT!

geeez, i started to miss water, beaches and coral reefs...

great work, michael!

The Tart said...

I LOVE UR BANNER!!!!! VERY VERY COOL. I just had to shout about that, natch!

Those fishies are happenen too.

Smooch,
The Tart
@ The Library Park

dave said...

Lookin Good. I think one of those fish owes me money.