Wednesday, April 15, 2009

the kindness of strangers new friends

I love the internet. I really do.

You see, my drawing students are in the middle of a two week assignment in which they are capturing scenes from their recent field trip in a large composite drawing. As one might expect, drawing Fallingwater has brought with it many questions about...drawing falling water. While I've been able to offer tips here and there, this is not my speciality. So in an effort to provide more info, I did a web search last night for examples of falling water I might share with them.

That's when I found the work of Ben O'Brien (aka Ben the Illustrator).

ABSOLUTELY PERFECT, right?!?!

I immediately emailed Ben and his partner [and wife] Fi to see if I could use Ben's illustrations...which led to the idea of a guest post on our class blog ...which led to this!!!!! All in less than 24 hours, mind you.

How amazingly wonderful and generous...

Be sure to check out more of Ben and Fi's work here and here. Wow!

9 comments:

Jan said...

what a great find for your students.
Most unusual use of colour - interesting - thanks.

Karen at Pen in Hand said...

Suzanne - this is so great. And I'll have to show it to my daughter, who has an art project that involves painting a wave. She was just bemoaning her lack of expertise in this area. Beautiful renderings.

abby jenkins said...

Unbelieveable images!

dominique eichi said...

This is a wonderful site you found . His work is very powerful with great meaning. Your student will all be inspired . Thank you fro posting it.

Cathy said...

Thank you so much! It's fascinating!

EscapeHatch said...

WOW! That's some incredible work! Thanks for sharing it.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

perfect

pve design said...

makes me want to be a surfer dude.

Teresa R said...

Waves haven't looked this good since...Hokusai!