Lots of nature going on right now as Spring ramps itself up for the coming of Summer. It’s a likewise phenomena in my photography and graphics work. You go where the action is, and heading into nature is without a doubt where the action is for me about now.
I’d like to call this piece what I call many of the pieces I create: A graphic born of my photography, but looking at it, I’m more inclined to label it an illustration. For me, the original photo shines through. All the actual bird definition is there and basically unchanged. In my graphic experimentation, I’m more likely to make semi-radical changes as the mood strikes me; often creating a final piece that shares little with its parent figure.
As I also sometimes do, you can see a slightly different version of this on my FAA site. Check out the tab at the top of the page for more on that site.
Yes, the great blue herons are definitely active right now. We here in San Francisco are lucky having a spot like Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park where we can view them in a natural habitat as they bring their young into the world in the spring months.
If and when you can, spend a little time in nature. The action this time of year is worth your time.
K’lee L. © 2016