Monday, May 25, 2020

#215 The Shoebill

Animalia: Day 150
The Shoebill

Went simple on this one.

Tomorrow: the shrew

Sunday, May 24, 2020

#214 The Sheep

Animalia: Day 149
The Sheep

No coloring on this one, just a regular ol' drawing.

Tomorrow: the shoebill

Saturday, May 23, 2020

#213 The Seal

Animalia: Day 148
The Seal

Tomorrow: the sheep

Friday, May 22, 2020

#212 The Sea Turtle

Animalia: Day 147
The Sea Turtle

Bonus turtle:

Tomorrow: the seal

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

#211 The Sea Scorpion

Animalia: Day 146
The Sea Scorpion

Also known as a Eurypterid, another Ordovician / Cambrian fella.

Tomorrow: the sea turtle

Monday, May 18, 2020

#210 The Seahorse

Animalia: Day 145
The Seahorse

I based this seahorse design on a Dutch 17th century 
ornamental style referred to as the auricular or Kwab style.

The most famous example is this 1614 ewer by Adam van Vianen:

There was an exhibition about Kwab at the Rijksmuseum in 2018,
and an associated symposium, during which I drew the seahorse.

Kwab is very melty and bodily. It's basically 17th century
H.R.Giger w/ a hint of Cronenberg, but prettier.
Still, lots of bodily forms, some pretty sexually charged,
some very sea creature-y, others kind of demonic.

Some examples from the exhibition:

And here are some other doodles from that Kwab symposium:

Tomorrow: the sea scorpion

Sunday, May 17, 2020

#209 The Salmon

Animalia: Day 144
The Salmon

I drew this a long while back, but didn't scan it until last week,
along with a batch of other drawings.

Salmon: surprisingly colorful.
Also delicious.

Tomorrow: the Seahorse

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

#208 The Sailfish

Animalia: Day 143
The Sailfish

And another I drew while on family vacay:

Look up sailfishes! How is this a real animal?!?
Every image you find online looks photoshopped/CGI?

(definitely not) Tomorrow: the Salmon

#207 The Saiga Antelope

Animalia: Day 142
The Saiga Antelope

After an absurdly long hiatus (4 years, actually... I've
been getting a PhD man, back off!), I drew this HQ:

Look at this Alf-lookin, Gonzo-nosed, vacuum cleaner of an animal!

And that is that!

Tomorrow (but actually right now!): the Sailfish

Thursday, November 17, 2016

#206 More Lithography Stuff

Sorry again for a long absence!

I never ended up posting my final prints from the Lithography class, 
the culmination of the Seven Wonders project. 

Here they are; not the best photographs. I had hoped to take better ones 
but never got the chance, so this is what you get:

Pretty happy with these.  Background is a little bland on both, and in retrospect 
I should have taken the time to add some clouds or something. Alas...

I definitely feel like this is the stronger of the two. Again, background would
be improved with some addition of clouds, or maybe a sun or moon.
I am very happy, though, with the tiny dolphin at the center of the print! Adorbs!

And another picture of the Vegetable Flight into Egypt Landscape.