Saturday 28 January 2012

Red Knot in Flight

While I'm working on a series of scientific illustrations I can't reveal yet, I thought I'd re-post this pencil (and the oils below) of a red knot in flight.  

Originally created for biologist and conservationist Dan Rhoads' excellent and vital Migrations blog, you can read more about it at his site, and my two-part making-of, here and here

Dan fights the good fight to save birds from the heinous hunting practices of migratory birds in his adopted home of Cyprus. You can sign the petition to stop the practice here.  

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Emily said...

Glendon, that is lovely.
I can't wait to see your series of science illustrations.

Glendon Mellow said...

Thanks Emily!

I'm having fun doing them. I usually find it easy to put my head down for hours and draw; it's a new experience to hop up and down after the baby and stay focused. But I'm motivated, I'm enthusiastic, so that's helping.

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