Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Maroon Lightning Clownfish

Last time I wrote about the Fill-A-Frame event hosted by my local frame shop. I picked out a frame and had to make a drawing to fit it. Choosing a subject for this maroon and black frame was hard, but I came upon the maroon lightning clownfish. I figured the fish was appropriate not only for its color, but also for its size - the drawing is 5.8" x 5" (colored pencil). They will have an exhibit of all the Fill-A-Frame artwork starting around the end of this month (slight date change from what I was expecting).

Edit (06/01/11): I should have shared the source of the inspiration for this painting in this post. The Lightning Project is a breeding program for the lightning maroon clownfish. The blog has some beautiful photos as well as a ton of information about raising these unique fish. Many thanks to Matt Pedersen for posting my drawing on the blog!


Glendon Mellow said...

Oh wow. This is stunning.

Heather Ward said...

Thank you! It was an interesting project.