Sunday, October 28, 2007

I'm still working on the poisonous animals. Here are 2 European adders. I haven't painted every single scale, but tried to capture the characteristic, scaly surface. My experience is, that with this style, more life-like Snakes can be produced. And I won't go mad after the 2nd animal.
Common Adder (Vipera berus):










European Asp (Vipera aspis):



















Here's a Snake plate painted in 2004. I remember this work drove me mad, so I was a bit scared by the 3 snakes in teh list of the poisonous animals. But to my great surprise, they haven't caused me much trouble.
Natrix natrix, Coluber viridiflavus, Elaphe scalaris, Elaphe longissima:

Monday, October 22, 2007

Finishing teh seabird work, I've started to work on a new commission by the French publisher, Delachaux et Niestlé. I have to paint several poisonous animals. Here are some:
Conus geographus (lethal):










Arbacia lixula (not serious):











Dasyatis pastinaca:









Myliobatis aquila:










Scorpaena notata:








Synanceia verrucosa:










Trachinus draco (lethal):










Malpolon monspessulanus (not serious):

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I've nearly finished my seabird work. Here are some of the last illustrations:

























Thursday, October 04, 2007

Deadline is threatening! Here are some new pieces from my seabird commission: