The "Comox Heron" Story
This photograph of one of my favorite birds, the Heron, was one of the first designs I did. It was pretty cool to see my humble little sketch transported to a simple bag, but I was pretty pleased.
Herons are such fun. They are gawky, and quite awkward, but there is something elegant about them at the same time.
There are many herons on Vancouver Island, as they stay here year round rather than heading south. There is a protected estuary near me, and I really like photgrpahing the herons there. They are so patient when they are fishing. Very focused!
The Heron is a stealth fisherman. In some areas they are too successful. However, in terms of design, it just seems all wrong.
Those skinny legs do not look as if they can support the body. They are awkward, and yet graceful , as they walk on those stilts. That long neck is perfectly designed for picking up dinner when they spot it in the water.
There is an estuary near my home. On a busy day, there is lots of activity. For this photo, I stood and watched this heron for a while. They seem to, stand still for so long, however, he/she was moving; just very slowly. I did the sketch when I got home.
I like to try to sketch an image that I have captured while it is fresh when I can, so that I can still see the movement in my head.
Art is from the brain, not the camera, and I love playing with the connection between the two. The camera can be near-perfect; my brain is not. I don't mind my imperfection at all, because it makes the art unique.
A spacious and trendy tote bag to help you carry around everything that matters.
- 100% spun polyester fabric
- Bag 15" x 15" (38.1cm x 38.1cm)
- Capacity – 2.6 US gal (10l)
- Maximum weight limit – 44lbs (20kg)
- Dual handles 100% natural cotton bull denim
- Handle length 11.8" (30 cm), width 1" (2.5cm)
- The handles can slightly differ depending on the fulfilment location