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Monday, October 10, 2016

Jephyr's Newest Portrait - Work In Progress


About a week ago, my friend Chad and I were sketching at a fast food joint in Mesa, AZ, and I noticed a man standing near the door.

The guy had an amazing face with loads of character—and I told Chad wanted to do a portrait study or caricature of him.

So I asked Chad if I could use his phone and wandered over to the guy and we spoke briefly and he was very cool and allowed me to take some pics for reference.

I settled on doing a more formal portrait and have been working it a bit each day since then—hand painting it into software using my Wacom Intuos Tablet Interfacebut have a paper due for a class and won't be able to work again for a bit—so I'll post what I have so far.

There are some distracting colors in that "Work in Progress" so I converted it to grey-scale—but the final will be in color.

I've been and working from left to right across his face so his right side is more finished than his left—and I just started his forehead / crown, chin and ear—so there is still a TON to do.

Anyway—thanks for checking in.

Ciao fer now!

BTW—I neglected to get this man's name or email to let him know when my portrait is done—so if you know him (or it's YOU  : ) please send me an e-mail so I can send a note out when I'm done.

Thanks again!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo - March 2017

Video Screen Capture:  Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo Checklist
Video Screen Capture:  Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo Checklist


Although the video below is from last year, it still paints a very good picture of what "The Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo"is all about.

It's an awesome family event and is coming up again in in March 2017.

Best of all—admission and parking are free, so it makes a very affordable day to get out and see some amazing wildlife up close and mingle with all kinds of folks who are drawn to Arizona's outdoors—and have some great fun with your family and friends.

I plan to attend and take my camera so I can get some close up shots of some of the birds of prey they'll have on display (sick, injured, or orphaned animals that cannot be released back into the wild). 

Video Screen Capture:  Vulture At The Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo
Video Screen Capture Of A Vulture At The Expo

Video Screen Capture:  Raptors At The Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo
Video Screen Capture Of Birds Of Prey At The Expo

 The video below will tell you more but I'll include a link to the AZ Game And Fish website and info abut location and dates etc below.

Hope to see you there next March! 


Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo 
Ben Avery Shooting Facility

4044 W. Black Canyon Blvd., Phoenix
Exit I-17 at Carefree Highway

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 9 am - 5 pm

Sunday, March 26, 2017- 9 am - 4 pm