Recently I became interested in watercolors and animals. More specifically the collective nouns for animals. I’m sure you know a few of them, a gaggle of geese, a murder of crows, a pack of wolves, etc. But there are so many other fantastic names! A kindle of kittens, a flutter of butterflies, a bloom of jellyfish, tower of giraffes! What wonderful ways to label animals! My favorite is an unkindness of ravens, it’s just such a hauntingly beautiful string of words, no?
I started watercoloring the animals, then went back with a pen to define them and finally made minor adjustments in photoshop. After awhile it became clear to me that I would need to create a calendar with these critters. In the future, I’ll be expanding my collectives illustrations. Maybe I’ll even fill a book with them, who knows?