Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Sight





'Sight' for Illustration Friday.
This little snake was on my terrace and I had to get close up with my camera to pick up the details of his face.... my sight just wasn't good enough. (I can hear many of you shouting at me not to get close to the snake, but I think he was fairly harmless)
He looked at me and I looked at him, I think perhaps his sight was better than mine?  Fascinating  the way the markings around his eyes made them seem much larger and more frightening.

15 comments:

Cindy D. said...

Great job with the snake! Wonderful pattern and shadow.

Judy said...

Brr I would be high up on a chair! Wonderful work!

Miranda Meeks said...

You handled the watercolor very well. Lovely colors too!

Koosje Koene said...

Wow! You had a staring contest! Beautifully done.

winna said...

fantastic view !

missysue said...

I have to say I'd be high up on a chair as well! Beautiful work!

love + luck + bliss,
missysue

Jennifer Ford said...

I would never ever be that close to a snake maybe because I am Australian.
Beautiful work.

Studio at the Farm said...

Cathy, I'm glad you got eye to eye with the snake, and also took a photo. Your painting of him/her is wonderful!!!

Sue Pownall said...

Great angle to draw him from and nicely done.

Please be careful with snakes, even little, harmless looking ones can be deadly.

Karen Sagovac said...

I do not like snakes - at all!

Saying that, I do however LOVE your illo - beautifully done! ;)

kazumiwannabe said...

Beautiful snake and wonderful watercolor work on it! I love seeing (and touching, when possible) snakes, although I'm afraid of them when I don't know if they're dangerous.

frayedattheedge said...

Just catching up after the holiday! I'm not sure that I would want a snake on my doorstep .... but perhaps I wouldn't mind if it meant that I could produce such a wonderful drawing!

Timaree said...

It's a great picture but snakes are scary to me after losing one dog, almost losing another and almost getting bit myself but not all snakes are poisonous. You sure got a good face for him here. You made a personal view of the snake with this angle. That is a unique perspective and rather enchanting since he looks more curious than anything else.

Sue Brown said...

You are a braver person than I am Cathy ... but the result was definitely worth the risk :)

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

You are brave. He's a beauty!

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