Rigor Vitae: Life Unyielding

Friday, November 07, 2008


Yeah, it's high time for me to post something else, but first, another time-lapse painting clip.

I recently drew fifty pen-and-ink illustrations for the upcoming book from the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, URBAN HERPETOLOGY. It's an excellent publication that I'm really pleased to be associated with -- lots of important new research with good conservation applications -- rest assured that I'll post more about it upon its release. One of my favorite illustrations from the book is the little Brown Anole (Anolis sagrei) above. Well known to most Floridians, these successful Cuban immigrants have largely displaced the native Green Anoles (A. carolinensis) and others to become the state's most common reptile.

This time of year the galleries are clamoring for small works, and I couldn't resist using making a painting out of the sketch. Here's the film:

illustration: BROWN ANOLE (2008) pen & ink 5" x 7"


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Carel! It's 5:33 PM here just in case that dumb watch of yours broke! We've enjoyed watching your magical paintings come alive. We spot an occasional Anole here. We prefer our fence lizards.

Wishing you a week of fun adventures!

Wes & Rachelle

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very imaginative use of video and a great result for your artwork.

Well done!!

8:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As usual, I'm just catching up on reading my favourite blogs. Once again, it strikes me that your time-lapse movie clips are such a generous way of showing how you create these beautiful works of art.

9:06 AM  

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