Wednesday, June 10, 2009
My current project at work are some informational panels on the dunes at Asilomar State Park in central California. Whenever I start a new project it always seems to take me a little time to get going. I find it helps to do a prelimary drawing in my journal. I draw and paint from my reference photos then I write about what is going on at the time. The illustration often does not reflect what I write about, but I always learn a lot about what I need to draw.
This is an endangered little flower that grows on the coastal dunes in the park. It needs to be protected from the deer (they think it is yummy) so visitors always ask the rangers why the plant is in a cage. It needs to protected from the visitors too, so we will talk about deer and how important it is to stay on the trail on the Menzies' wallflower panel.