This is an old painting from before 2005. This painting is already sold a long time ago. but you can order a recreation or a new version of the same painting directly from me. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org , my facebook is [link].
This is an old painting from before 2005. This painting is already sold a long time ago. but you can order a recreation or a new version of the same painting directly from me. My email is email@example.com , my facebook is [link]
Woo! Uploading two finished pieces in two days. Am I on a roll, or what? (Even though this one has been sitting around for a few weeks...)
Anyway, this little fellow is based off the juvenile Sinornithosaurus "Dave" found not too long ago. It also happens to be my favorite dinosaur. I'm not sure what happened with the plumage... I usually base my dino-feathers off existing animal patterns, but this guy turned out to look like some horrible, unfortunate hybrid of bluebird and woodpecker.
Since he's such a little guy, his mama probably wounded that proto-rodent (species completely undefined) and let him finish it off.
I admit that I used (probably too much) artistic license on the wing feathers; I'm sure they're way too advanced. (But they look cool. So ssh.) He definitely couldn't fly, but could probably glide and such. Nonetheless, the arm feathers were probably much more primitive.
Also, I had to scan this in four parts, so piecing it together was kind of crappy... and my scanner likes to blur edges in random places. I tried to fix most of it but I'm pretty sure you could tell if you looked really closely.
Please full view! Lots of details are lost in the little version. (But don't look TOO closely lest you see my sub-par scanning and piecing-together abilities. )
If you don't know about sinornithosaurus and/or feathery dinos, read about 'em here. [link]
Picture done in Prismacolors with minimal acrylic highlights and chalk pastel background.
Sinosauropteryx, from the early Cretaceous of China's Liaoning, is famous as being the first dinosaur found with fossilized feather impressions, and one of the most primitive. Its feathers were very simple, and would have been little more than furry down. It was thought that this animal's body covering may have been collagen fiber remains instead of feathers, but more recent analysis of its long tail - which shows an alternation of light and dark bands - shows that it was more likely to be primitive down.
As usual, lots of appreciation to *Agahnim and the Gondolendians for their help and advice with this.
Medium: Prismacolor pencil over watercolor on illustration board.
Red XIII aka Nanaki from Final Fantasy VII... as a Velociraptor mongoliensis.
Because it seemed like a good idea at the time.
I actually like how this turned out. There has been some obvious (and much-needed) Photoshop help, but the majority of this was done with Prismacolor pencils. Some experimenting was done with the background, and I'm not sure whether I like it or not. Either way, it's the Cretaceous version of Cosmo Canyon.
One of the hard truths of evolution is that it's an arms race. Every time something evolves to exploit a niche, something else evolves to compete with it.
The evolution of such creatures as the mudskipper and the lungfish, who could escape their aquatic predators by heaving themselves into the inhospitable environment known as dry land, seemed an insurmountable barrier. Eventually, however, the walking oscar evolved, a streamlined wading fish capable of picking its way along the beach and, in extreme cases, running down its startled prey on foot.
The sight of an entire school of walking oscars out for a jog is one of the most magnificent--and arguably most surreal--in the animal kingdom.
---------------- ...yeah, I don't know either. 11 x 14, mixed media, original for sale, prints available for $10 and $20 plus shipping. Send a note or visit [link] for details.
The high mountain crags are home to that majestic creature, the Bighorn pear. The nimble pears somehow traverse the steep rocks without slipping and falling to their doom, and few fructovores can reach them in their chosen home. In the fruiting season, male pears often engage in vicious stem-butting contests, and the crack of horns (and squish of fruit) resounds through the mountains. Here, a male pear keeps watch over a female pear and a pearlet (the stem will fall off as the young pear matures.)
This is you people's fault for encouraging me after the mammoth garlic! Didn't photograph quite as well as I'd like, but still pretty close--Acrylic, 12 x 24, on this awesome smooth clayboard stuff that made the rock textures really snazzy. Still working on prints, original for sale at time of this writing.
Sister Mary Chagnon, the "teacup nun," is one of the more popular attractions Sister Rosemary's Curious Convent, the largest sideshow act in Miss Tansybaum's Circus of the Moderately Peculiar.
What few viewers know is that Sister Mary Chagnon had a long and checkered career in the carnival before joining the Traveling Order of St. Barnaby. She was Trixie the Pixie for many years, a much racier act involving several sequins, two bits of dental floss, and a single high-heeled shoe.
While Sister Mary has supposedly renounced all of that, it is worth noting that she keeps several of Trixie's posters in her trailer and will reminisce about the good old days at the drop of a shotglass.*
Fooling around with a more monochromatic version this time, since it IS a nun. This one involved various cut papers, illustration board, ribbon, acrylic squares, clayboard and metal brads.
Original for sale--drop a line if interested, prints available at Red Wombat Studio: [link]
*In her case, a ceramic thimble with pansies painted on it.
Another assignment from art class. They're letting me work with acrylics on canvas now! This one I actually finished today.
General assignment description: A patriotic painting including at least one American symbol, the American flag, and some form of military presence. Also leaving one aspect of the painting not entirely blended.
Essentially all I had to do was make an 'murican propaganda poster.
This was part of a recent art project of mine. It's an 18"x24" pen drawing (actually it's 2 18X12's taped together in the back with shipping tape, but it does neatly fold like a book-thing).
The kinght in the corner did say "Well, Sh*t", but it was blurry in the photo so I just edited over it. With how the project worked, you'd have to really try and search for it and I could tell who saw it or not.
It think i will stop posting these , i did about 20 of the creepy once so far. But i dont want to flood my page with simple work like this. ( yes they are fun and simple but i want people to be impressed by my work if they visit my page ) I might post all 50 of them when they are done some time in the future.
Also when i say sketch - like i did on the quick drawing yesterday. sure, its a good looking drawing and it might be hard for some to do it. But its still a simple sketch for me - compared to all the other stuff im doing and i did.
Someone left this comment on my facebook page yesterday and it sums it up perfectly : Reminds me about one story of Picasso. He quickly drew a picture for a woman who asked him and told her that would cost her one million dollars. She said something to the effect of: "That only took you only 30 seconds to draw that!" He said "No, it took me 30 years to be able to draw that in 30 seconds!"