Bad progress shots of some paintings I’m working on.
I’m actually done with the unicorn, and I’ll probably finish the owl pretty soon, but it’s hard to get good photos. Hopefully get some good ones this weekend if I can get some good light.
The darker ones are smallish lighting studies/paper tests, I picked up some Aquarelle paper and some Canson illustration board (unicorn) so I wanted to fiddle with them a bit before trying anything very big.
This has been finished for about two weeks, but between the new computer and not having a scanner, it took a little while to figure out how to get a good resolution picture of it onto my computer.
Silly concept, I hadn’t been able to paint for a while so I wanted to start with something relatively small and fun to warm up. Original concept was some sort of alien that looked a bit like a bird when resting, but actually has a completely different anatomy that’s visible when it opens it’s mouth or walks around. They ended up looking so much like peeps I couldn’t resist painting them yellow.
5” x 7”, about 8 hours, watercolor, micron, white ink and gel pen.
I can’t ship anything until December, so everything is on preorder right now, as well as being 20% off. Only originals are available right now, I won’t be able to do prints unless I can get some preorders so I can bulk order some.
OMG I just found out that there is a gem expo happening HERE this weekend! I NEED TO GET GEMSTONES FOR NEW ART!!! But I am broke and I have 4 days to raise the funds so here goes:
I have a metric ton of paper prints left from when I used to do paper printing. They are all around 8.5 x 11 (some of the formats are long and narrow so there are white margins on the side). They are not matted.
First come, first serve, paypal only pls because I do need funds *this* weekend (unless you’re local and can bring me cash). Shpping is $6 in the us, $7 international. Prints range between $2 and $5. TWO BUCKS AND FIVE BUCKS GUYS!!
The soursop is the fruit of Annona muricata, an evergreen from Central and South America adapted to areas of high humidity and relatively warm winters. The taste has been described as a combination of strawberry and pineapple, with sour citrus flavour notes contrasting with an underlying creamy flavour reminiscent of coconut or banana.
I’m eating one of these right now. I never buy whole ones because they’re about as big as my head, but sometimes they sell them cut up at the grocery store across the street.
Here in Colombia there are lots of weird fruits I’ve never had before, a lot of them are sweeter than I’m used to and they kind of taste like some sort of weird fruit candy. That’s really the only way I can describe soursop (guanabana) - weird sweet/tart candy. It’s good but I can’t even eat more than a few bites of it, it’s kind of overwhelming.
I think the related sugar apple tastes better, it’s creamier, not sour, a bit more subtle and complex flavors (vanilla? coconut?), but the seed and skin to edible pulp ratio is crazy, the one I bought a while ago was probably 10% flesh, the rest is all seeds and skin.
I post something like this about once a year, because I get a lot of messages from people who enjoy my art but feel guilty about not buying things from my store or subscribing on Patreon or getting things from my wishlist, etc. You really don’t need to do ANY of…
Scientists confirm: the deep sea is on mushrooms. Or, at least, something like that.
Seriously though, this is very strange and incredibly fascinating: A handful of strange mushroom-shaped animals discovered in the deep sea off Australia in the 1980s have finally been named by scientists. The organisms are so unique that they may rearrange the earliest branches of the animal family tree. Um, that’s big news.
The tiny animals, less than an inch long (two centimeters) when alive, were named Dendrogramma enigmaticaI and look like chanterelle mushrooms but feel like globs of jelly. The creatures’ ‘stems’ are actually highly branched digestive canals. These animals were so unique that an entire new taxonomic family had to be created to classify them, according to a report out today (Sept. 3) in the journalPLOS ONE.
…a species of ‘acorn weevil’ (Curculio spp.) which is recorded occurring in California and surrounding areas. Filbert weevil larvae are noted for feeding on a variety of oak tree species. This has caused them to be regarded as a major pest due to the damage they cause to acorns.