Here’s the best animated short that I found this week. I was browsing on Cartoon Brew when I stumbled upon this. The 70’s illustrative style is absolutely fantastic, mixed with a touch of macabre making for a complete package!
I’m fond of birds in general. Im jealous that they can fly, they look weird, and they come about as diverse as the imagination. Seeing so many things that vary all along the same general structure is always interesting and inspiring. There’s a idiom in design that I feel sums up birds in a nutshell. “Nothing is ever THE solution, it’s only A solution.”
It would be neat if people came in as many different colors as birds. I would love to have some iridescent blue and yellow friends.
Just a couple more from the zoo! Todays animal is the gorilla. These fellows were very neat. After sitting and watching them for awhile it’s enough to give mixed feelings on anything that intelligent being in an enclosure. They knew what clearly knew what cameras were and would either put a hand or foot in front of their face when a camera was pointed at them if they didn’t want to be in a picture, or they would pose and look right at you if they did.
The orangoutangs were much the same, but unfortunately where they were hiding from the rain was too dark to get anything really usable.
From taking this photo I learned that penguins look really strange when you look super close. Really interesting though. I wasn’t expecting to see the wrinkles on the top of the beak from the little salt extractor thing.
I took another trip to the zoo for my roommates birthday a few days ago. In the name of being fairly lazy, I’ve decided to break the photo-post load up and just upload one or two a day. So here’s todays.
This is going to be a fairly quick post as it’s late and I’ve still got plenty to do! This weeks video is one that I found a back in college a few years ago, but I still watch quite regularly whenever I feel like my own illustrations start to feel dry. It’s very cute and more than a little sad and twisted. Enjoy!
I finished setting up and testing my negative scanner just a few minutes ago. It still needs a couple tweaks, but It’ll be ready with just a little more fiddle time!
It was snowing hard up at the Pillows this week. After hiking the drops for a few hours, I pulled out my camera for as long as I dared in the downpour. I didn’t take too many shots because I was more concerned with keeping things drying and not loosing them to a layer of fresh snow.
While most of the trees are still green (all pine and fir trees), this was one of the last leaves clinging to its summer post.
While I was taking pictures a few other folks were continuing to climb the pillows for a final time before it was time to head back to the car.
This spot is a good half kilometer deep of hiking through the snow and I can’t wait to make that hike again!
While there is still plenty of winter to play in, it never hurts to started getting ready for the next season. With this in mind I’ve started cleaning my film cameras, and not just so I can take hip photos. I want to be able to set up my 30D with the intervelometer to do time-lapse whilst I wander around and take photos. Then after developing the film its straight into the negative scanner because I still love digital.