Sunday, October 4, 2009

Pim and his Crawdaddy

Skip Fall. I think Winter has arrived. It's about 50 degrees Farenheight and the sun isn't down yet. Brrr. I don't think I'm ready for it this year. Since I last wrote, I made it to Michaels's. I bought some PrismaColor Art Markers and had to try them out. I shaded the crawfish with them. They're a lot of fun. I plan on buying a whole set when I'm in town next. I just finished the little raccoon and his crayfish this morning. Photos were a bit difficult because I had to take them indoors. The wind was too strong to get many outdoor shots. I have some trouble getting the lighting the way I want it in the indoor ones. But I think they turned out ok. What do you think?

Here's how I do indoor pics. I use a home made light box for my pics. It's constructed of a 16 inch cube box with 3 sides cut open. one side open and interfacing glued around it to filter the light. I use two flexible gooseneck lamps with daylight bulbs. I use poster board for the backdrops. It's worked out pretty good. But I'd like to invest in some other lights and a dettachable flash.

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Bearly Sane said... [Reply]

I like the combination of these two companion pieces Robin. I think the red of the lobster adds a great contrast to the greys of the racoon.

Robin Andreae said... [Reply]

Thanks, Sandi. I went really red on this guy. In reality crawfish are blueish green to a brownish red. Iwas worried he may have been too red. But it looked better when I paired the two. I namked the crawdad Big Red. He's life-sized at about 7 inche long. The Baby raccoon is nearlly lifesized for one that's a few weeks old.