Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Whoa! Has it just got dark in here?

I'm not entirely sure why but I fancied doing something rather macabre. Yeah, im rather disturbed too.

To be honest i'm reading 'Legend' by David Gemmill at the minute and there are constant references to crows feasting on the dead in battle so voila...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The Kookaburra

Yeah I know not exactly the coolest or interesting of creatures but trust me, these guys are bloody noisy early (very early) in the morning so I thought I'd do a picture of one. That and the fact that im slightly high on flu medicine so I wasnt in the mood for anything too taxing. I'll make it up tomorrow with a tree frog or something.

Monday, October 02, 2006

The Living Dinosaur - Cassowary

Australia is renowned for its unique wildlife. The animal that grabbed me the most is the Cassowary. Looking at this creature its not such a leap to imagine Dinosaurs having feathers. It looks like something straight out of Jurassic Park. Its related to the Ostrich, Emu and the Kiwi and found in the rainforests of northern queensland. This are aggressive and can attack people, seriously, how cool and terrifying is that!

Anyway I was inspired by its colours and the creat on its head, which, incidentlly they use to cut through the forests at high speed with their heads down.

This pic took about 1 and half hours in Photoshop using all manner of brushes to obtain the texture.