Saturday, February 21, 2009

Illustration Friday: Instinct



Did you know that clownfish have a built-in INSTINCT to not only horde food (since they can't travel far wihout being eaten by predators)... but they also have the INSTINCT to work with the Sea Anemone to survive? Anemones are actually invertebrates that catch food with it's stinging tentacles. A clownfish, which has a natural mucus covering that protects it from being stung, hides in the anemone for protection against its predators, who try to follow it and wind up getting stung and eaten by the anemone. What a great partnership designed by God our Creator!

Here's an interesting article I read about this.

I've been so busy lately and haven't drawn anything in so long. I've come to realize that I really enjoy working with color pencils, and had a lot of fun drawing this. And my "Clownfish in Anemone" actually fit this week's Illustration Friday theme!

13 comments:

Alina Chau said...

Beautiful!!

INDIGENE said...

The depth of the color and your style has mimic the ocean superbly!

kslaughter said...

I just love the lushness you've created with this painting---I would have thought it was pastel. The colors are beautiful and the concept is great! I see, from your bio, that we are sisters : ). All the best to you~~

Lisa M Griffin said...

Great to see you posting! I love this little clown fish and am glad you are still working with colored pencils... you know that I am such a fan!
Hope all is well, Lisa

Katie said...

Great illustration for this topic, and wonderfully done as well. I did not know that about anemone. I do know that God created everything perfectly.

studio lolo said...

beautiful colors and composition!
When I was thinking about what to do, I almost did clownfish for their 'homing" instincts. I went for something else though.

You did a great job on this!

mich said...

That is beautiful, I love it!



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Zari said...

Hi JC!
I'm glad to see you posting! this piece is great;love the depth, colors and sutle texture...awesome!

btw dear, you won my mini-books giveaway...i'll be sending them to you asap (same address?), hope you enjoy them.

hugs

Kstyles said...

Amazing pastel work JC!

Emila Yusof said...

that is beautiful, jc!

ValGalArt said...

i love colour pencil too! Jennifer this is soooooooo beautiful and informative :) you can't ask for more than that! I know i am so behind in my correspndance and atc work but one of these days I will send you something good :) Hugs from valgal

Chickengirl said...

Hey JC! Its been a while since I've visited..its been crazy over here and I hope you are doing well. Hope you post more art soon!! Thank you so much for your well wishes over at my blog :-)

Laura said...

Really great to see someone giving the Creator credit for the beauty and intricacy of His creation. First time on your blog - won't be my last. I came looking for inspiration for some artwork for a coffee cafe we're creating at church. I'm going to go explore...