Sunday, January 31, 2010
I have done more work on the crow, mostly building values and am nearly there. Now I can start the fun part of adding detail to the piece. This is watercolour, but may end up as a multimedia painting. It depends on where I want to go with it. Some times paintings just tell you what to do. I just need to listen carefully enough.
Do you remember Alfred Hictchcock's film, The Birds? Its outdated now in terms of special effects but at the time it sent chills down spines and a greater respect for birds of all kinds, bringing a whole new meaning to 'a murder of crows'.
While I don't hold much store for malicious intent in crows or most other animals (that seems reserved for humans), I do respect their intelligence. In the TED talks, Joshua Klein gives an interesting lecture on the ability of crows to learn. Fascinating. Next time the vending machine won't work for you, find the nearest crow to help!