Sunday, July 17, 2011

Skin Deep Beauty

We have just come home from a marvelous, adventurous trip to Yellowstone! And what do I decide to render? Not bears, wolves, geysers or waterfalls. A Marine Iguana. I couldn't help it. I saw this guy last month at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago and fell in love with his complex, textured skin and wry grin. I love reptiles...especially lizards. Perhaps it's because they seem to thrive in the simplicity of their lifestyle. Sleep, eat, bask...sleep, eat, bask...they are content creatures indeed!
This portrait is 2.5 x 3.75" Pencil.
It will be entered in one of two fall miniature shows this year.