Friday, April 14, 2006

Illo Friday - Spotted

Pen & Ink Wash

The Spotted American Eagle (Spotticus Eaglus)
The lesser known Spotted American Eagle, (or Leopard Eagle) has adapted to go virtually unnoticed in the dappled light of the forests in northern Wisconsin. A rarity to see, it has recently been placed at the top of the endangered species list.


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13 comments:

Elisabeth said...

Haha! I thought I was so funny. Turns out there really is a spotted american eagle. Course, he's not so polka dotted looking as mine. Ah well.

Pati @-;-- said...

Very nice of u to say something about that beautiful bird.

Very nice illo :)

the heartful blogger said...

I totally believed you Elisabeth! Love your spotted eagle anyway, he's got character.

Jeanette Jobson said...

You had me going on this. And there really IS a spotted eagle? Perhaps a bit more subtle.

I love the drawing. Thanks for making me smile.

Elisabeth said...

Gotcha! The big tip off should be my quite obviously phony latin name. ;)

Yeah, can you believe it, there really is one? Actually it isn't the spotted american eagle it is the greater spotted eagle or lesser spotted eagle. Here is a picture of a real one. But I totally thought I was making something ridiculous up. Ah well.

I like all the extra spotting on mine. Real ones hardly have any.

Large Art said...

"Dappled light" Brilliant!
Fantastic drawing!

Slimbolala said...

Quite lovely. Ad you had me going there for a minute.

Teri C said...

Fun! I believed it also until I kept reading. Very cleverly done.

Maitokivi said...

Your black&white style is just GREAT!
:D

The Unknown said...

Ha! Love the illo.
love

Rrramone said...

Elisabeth, read your post about getting reinspired and then came over to here. Love your work, and this IF entry. Keep it up. Salsa must inspire you too! :-)

Elisabeth said...

Thanks rrramone! You know, I was so skeptical about blogging when I started but it has brought me such great things. I would have never thought it. Not only have I become reinspired, but I am getting art/design gigs out of it. (Well, none for sure yet, but there are people/companies interested in me doing some illustration & graphic design for them.) I never thought I would do this kind of art professionally, so it is so exciting for me. And it feels really satisfying to be creating, and so much!

Salsa soothes me more than it inspires me, but it does inspire me too. In fact I have been wanting to do some kind of salsa film for a while now. But who knows.

disappointed said...

funny! and also nice watercolour sketch!