Friday, June 01, 2007

wren

wren
pen-and-ink drawing digitally coloured

18 Comments:

Blogger jafabrit said...

These are lovely.

1/6/07 3:28 PM  
Blogger dinahmow said...

CLUNK! The penny dropped when I saw this and realised that the other wren has not yet featured in my photo tour.Ditto the Inuits. Mea culpa!
After the holiday,OK?

1/6/07 6:09 PM  
Blogger Merisi said...

How beautiful, Andrea! Looks like the Carolina Wrens that used to nist in my geranium pots back home at our house on the edge of the woods. My husband fenced the pots in, to make sure they, and the young birds, wouldn't fall from the railin during storms.
I like this new technique of yours very much, it touches me as very lighthearted, and makes me smile. :-)
Have you been to
Abraham Lincoln's Brookville Daily Photo? He captures birds with his camery eye in beautiful ways, among others.
Have a great weekend,
from Vienna,
Merisi

1/6/07 10:51 PM  
Blogger Merisi said...

"camera eye" and "Railing" -
sorry, always forget to proof read.

1/6/07 10:52 PM  
Blogger Lauren Kate said...

Really sweet! I love the sugary colours, and the bird is beautiful.

2/6/07 12:19 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

great colours - even if not the vibrant type I associate with you normally.

2/6/07 1:08 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Great new collection, you have here, Andrea. Love it!

2/6/07 2:30 AM  
Blogger Ces said...

The details of the birds in this series are amazing! Are there plans to package them as a card set? I love cards and having these finely illustrated birds would be fantastic to share.

2/6/07 7:18 AM  
Blogger carla said...

I agree with Ces that these bird drawings would make a wonderful set of cards. I really like the finesse of the lines. I am also enjying seeing a different approach to color... more muted than your paint colors. This series is a real tweet for the eyes:>

(p.s. - some pics from my opening are up. Now maybe I can get back to being a friendly blogger again:>)

3/6/07 5:49 AM  
Blogger T said...

Love the bird series. Reading the recent comments, I thought about design elements. I actually think the type inclusion works conceptually, because bird identification is of interest to people. From a design eye, you might try a type treatment that fits more with the illustrative nature of the pieces. I wonder how some other faces (fonts) in color would enhance the overall impact. You could experiment with relative size, too, of course.
I love linking to and checking your blog! TR
Zac's mom

3/6/07 6:34 AM  
Blogger nadine said...

I love scrolling down the page and seeing these all together. What a great series. I think I need to move in the "series" direction myself as a way to learn and fine tune my ideas.
I agree with T - I like seeing the name of the bird (and as a graphic designer, you know I love me some type on art!). Perhaps playing with the typeface, maybe in your own script, like a signature ...

3/6/07 7:45 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

These are all great comments ~ and thanks to the text supporters! :) I wish I had a way to produce good cards for a reasonable outlay because I really like Ces' suggestion.

3/6/07 7:51 AM  
Blogger TR said...

Andrea,
I hope you do the cards! Great idea!

I am just learning about blogging, and when I checked to see if my shared profile was viewable from a comment on this page, I got 'unavailable'. Forgive me, please; I am going to try again here to see if this works now. I like so much the sharing community idea among like-minded people.
Thanks!
TR
zacsmom

3/6/07 9:22 AM  
Blogger kj said...

where are the cards? i'm ready to write sweet little notes on them.

i'd say this series is a total winner, andrea!!!!!!!!!!!!

3/6/07 7:09 PM  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

This series is really fun to see. I love the way each drawing has a different personality, color scheme and composition but still has the same basic concept with the bird, the leaves and a shape. I don't mind the text but don't love it either. Do you plan to translate these to a painting as well? I miss your wonderful textures and gradations of color (all of which are possible digitally too of course. Painter lets you set the background paper or texture and I know you can also scan things with textures and patterns and incorporate them as layers in either program.

3/6/07 8:11 PM  
Blogger homo escapeons said...

WOW I went and watched them as a slide show on your Flcker and realised that you don't have my favorite bird..a Flicker!

Coinky-Dink I think not.

4/6/07 8:56 AM  
Anonymous mm yum. birds! said...

this is some gorgeous linework. i love this latest series. you make beautiful birds.

5/6/07 11:33 AM  
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