Monday, February 23, 2009
What's up? Pikas!
Here's a little something I've been working on over the last few days. These sweeties are Pikas; they are ratty little creatures that have, in this case, wandered out of their usual mountainous region and into the Mississsippi delta. Why? Well, surely you don't begrudge the pika a vacation now and then.
They were actually inspired by a suggestion by a friend's girlfriend, who I met at the West Seattle Art Walk. We were talking about the various odd creatures of the world and she mentioned that she likes pikas. I think they're a nice addition to the lagomorph order, so I thought I'd paint a couple of them. An old atlas I had found made a nice canvas, so I sent these two on a little trip down south.
Look at them cute faces!