Thursday, 11 June 2009
3 toed sloth
This quick pic was in response to a fantastic series of programmes which started last friday on BBC radio 4. For the next 10 weeks David Attenborough (national treasure and natural history icon) is presenting 10 minute talks on any natural history topic which takes his fancy. Last week's was all about the 3 toed sloth and best of all they are also available as a free podcast to download and keep. I cannot recommend them enough. If you can, tune in and enjoy. I can see myself being inspired with more subject matter as the series runs!
I wanted this to be an exercise in working quickly. A ten minute radio programme inspiring, if not a ten minute pic, then something more off the cuff. I had the plant doodles sitting on my work easel for an age wanting to do something with them. I scanned them in with a mind to using them as an underlay but I suddenly thought why overwork things when I can push for a graphic result with what I already had. It's those spur of the moment choices which sometimes end up really surprising you.
Many thanks to everyone who has left such positive comments for the last post with the Waterstone's competition images. I've had a busy few days and haven't replied to comments as I'd like to but I really appreciate the feedback! Think I'll get over the disappointment... it's all a learning curve :)