Sunday, August 29, 2010

From my Sketch Book

Here's what the one of my drawings looks like after I uploaded and punched up the contrast a bit. Then I print and head down to my local copy center and turn them into Xerox copies. Once they are good and carbon-filled, I set them in the clear wax medium and then remove the paper with water.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

More Birds on Wires

My friend Rob reminded me that the telephone poles are coming down and being replaced underground and that's why he likes these birds on wires so much - nature and analogue mixing it up. Earlier this month I heard a child point to a television set and ask her Grandma, "what is that?" I suspect one day, we'll hear the same questions about these telephone poles.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Paisley Black Bird

I've been down to Saint Mary's Park watching these birds over the past several months and learned that these plump little sweeties are actually Brewer's Black Birds - like in the previous drawings. There are scores of them living on the south side of Bernal Heights and Friday I got within a few yards of one. There are also Cowbirds and Rusty Black Bird's over there. So really, no telling what this little guy was, other than some sort of Black Bird.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

12 x 12 Brewer's Blackbird

There are a lot of different varieties of blackbirds like the Red-winged Blackbird, the Yellow-headed Blackbird, and this one, the Brewer's Blackbird. It's likely you've seen Brewers Blackbird's flitting around the City - they're small with a hint of blueish-green around their heads - at Peet's coffee in the Potrero Center, they'll share your table with you.