|Lilium dauricum -- Inversion|
Here is another Lilium -- and a very strange one it is. This time instead of showing you the original drawing first, I am showing you the result of the software technique called "inversion". I think it makes a stunningly beautiful design -- much more effective in my view than the original drawing which you can see below.
As you know from past postings, this plant is called Lilium -- this particular one is Lilium dauricum of the family, Liliaceae. Normally, this plant looks like a normal lily with the six petals curving upward forming more of a cup shape. (see the example)
|Lilium dauricum in full bloom|
I decided that I wanted to draw the plant when it was almost ready to drop its petals. Also, I wanted to make it less like a flower than I normally do. I actually started drawing the flower on the right, but then came across a photo similar to the one I ended up drawing. I found the centre so fascinating in its different patterns that I wanted it to be the main focus of the picture. Now, I am not sure how I feel about the resulting drawing -- all I know is that I like the manipulated image more than I like my original drawing. What does that say about me?
|Lilium dauricum -- original drawing|
Now, on to a bit of foolishness. Like most people who don't have to live with them, I am extremely fond of Polar Bears. The people who have to share space with them in the far north feel a bit differently, I understand. I might too if they were always getting into the local garbage dump and strewing garbage all over town!
Anyway, I do find their antics laughable and so I collect photos of them doing silly things. I have selected the following to show you in this posting.
|My All-Time Favourite Funny Polar Bear Photo!|
|Now that is one tired bear|
|I'm having my nails done next|
|Well, my money is on Pittsburgh|
This group really does remind me of a bunch of guys sitting around watching the Super Bowl. I would not be surprised to find a remote under that outstretched paw! All they need now are a couple of pizzas and a case of beer and the photo would be complete.
|You keep playing; I think I will just lie down for a while|
First of all it is amazing to me to see a Polar bear and a sled dog playing together, but I guess it happens more than we southern Canadians realize. But then to see a photo of that big bear which would make half a dozen plus sled dogs just lying there resting with its belly side up... If only humans who view the world from different perspectives could get along so well!
|But what if you get stuck, Mama|
Speaking of cats reminds me that I plan to include some exciting new photos of Desi -- this is the kitten I have shown you previously that was recently adopted by my friend Eugene -- and I must say that the photos are really quite excellent. Stayed tuned for this as well.
Finally tonight I want to show you a new photo I recently acquired. After Polar bears, my next favourite animal for providing me with laughs is the delightful Panda.
|Ain't I just the cutest thing ever?|
Well, that's enough foolishness for tonight. I need to go and rest myself ... it will soon be time for another 4 hour feeding!
May the peace of God be with us all.