for my computer art II final this past semester, we had to do a triptych of similar pieces. i chose to focus on portraits of oklahoma predators (i am from oklahoma). i chose the coyote, cougar, and red fox, all featuring a different native flower and landscape.
this was a HUGE stretch for me, as it's a style i don't usually work in, a huge filesize (i guess i work pretty small), and...i did backgrounds. and flowers. that's kind of a big deal for me ; ) lots of reference photos and long sighs.animal //
i have always loved foxes and am enchanted with their catlike ways and huge tails. i've only seen a few, usually in the suburbs in our small town, looking for food at night--just quick glimpses. but i can recall every occurrence, because they excited me so greatly. flower //
i chose the indian blanket, a very striking and lovely flower. not nearly as common as indian paintbrushes in the summertime, i'd always get very excited upon finding one and waver between leaving it to grow and picking it to save ; )landscape //
i tried to portray the edge of the woods or a small copse of trees in a field. i once, in the snow, found a set of fox tracks leading around the edge of our forest, and followed them for a while...of course, not finding anything. i always like to imagine foxes in the woods, standing on logs and looking majestic and red against the greens and browns. haha : )
the map in the background is an old oklahoma map. since the three pieces are of different sizes and i wanted them all the same-sized squares for printing out for our final, i figured it would be better than blank white space.
some detail shots taken at 100%: [link]