Sunday, March 2, 2014

Newport Aquarium - Anemone

Last week I went to the aquarium for a sketching adventure with my friends Christina, Amy and Monica.  We had a great time oohing and aahing over all the wonderful creatures there.  I was having a hard time settling in on what to draw and am always torn between taking photos and sketching.  But when I came across these incredible orange anemones I knew I had to draw them. 

I have a crazy love of all things that radiate from a central void so of course I love them for that reason.  But I also can't get over their soft, bulbous arms swaying in the current.  And just look at the amazing color! Plus their construction is so interesting.  The way that finger is poking through the filamentous skirt in the photo above is too cool!

I had so many photos and sketches that I had to divide them into two posts.  Check back in a few days for more aquarium fun!

1 comment:

April said...

OH! I just LOVE these drawings. Such cool work and I love your observations. Can't wait to see the next batch. xo