katedrawscomics:

3liza:

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…

(via crispyfishsticks)

blaaargh:

Nature’s just been waiting for the internet.

more majestic frogs for my collection.

(Source: whatsuphotdogg, via bogleech)

In Colombia. Probably gonna be quiet for a while as we get situated.

bogleech:

ftcreature:

The Featured Creature: 
Mysterious New Deep-sea ‘Mushroom’ Creature Discovered 
new species may reshape the entire animal family tree

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 journal PLOS ONE. 

full article (x)

HOLY SHIT

The rest of the world yawns, “oh a little gooey thing in the sea, whatever,” while I feel as ecstatic and awed as if they just found little green dinosaur-men in the amazon.

These look like something out of the perplexing Ediacaran fossils and I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re a remnant of some much larger group from the Cambrian or earlier.

blissandkittens:

Fuji Musume is done! Original 5x7 painting available through my website, link in my bio. #Japanese #art #cat #kimono #instacat #ukiyoe

blissandkittens:

Fuji Musume is done! Original 5x7 painting available through my website, link in my bio. #Japanese #art #cat #kimono #instacat #ukiyoe

astronomy-to-zoology:

"Filbert Weevil" (Curculio occidentis)
…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. 
Classification
Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Coleoptera-Curculionidae-Curculio-C. occidentis
Image: Ryan Kaldari

He looks like a little alien kiwi!

astronomy-to-zoology:

"Filbert Weevil" (Curculio occidentis)

…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. 

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Coleoptera-Curculionidae-Curculio-C. occidentis

Image: Ryan Kaldari

He looks like a little alien kiwi!

(via rhamphotheca)

Tags: bug insect

Skeletons of primitive fish adapt as they take to land.

When raised on land, a primitive, air-breathing fish walks much better than its water-raised comrades, according to a new study. The landlubbers even undergo skeletal changes that improve their locomotion. The work may provide clues to how the first swimmers adapted to terrestrial life…

(Source: rhamphotheca)

Short Hiatus

I’m going to be pretty inactive here for a while, my computer is broken and this backup I’m using is ancient and super slow, it’s pretty hard to do much so I’m mostly using it for important stuff in order to avoid the temptation of throwing it out the window. Tumblr won’t work for me anyway, this thing is too old for Firefox and Chrome to even work on it, unfortunately. I’ll have to post my new art later once I get a computer that works better.

I’m also pretty busy getting ready to move, so aside from another commission I’m finishing up I’ll likely be on hiatus for a while, hopefully I’ll get back to painting and regular updates some time in September.

blackrabbitsculpture:

And here’s the Sea Dragon I sculpted at last summer’s Festival of Arts, and painted at this year’s Festival. These photos don’t really capture the iridescent metallic sheen of the skin, but you can kind of make it out on her head. I’m extremely pleased with how this piece turned out, especially since my plan to put an LED in the tip of her tendril failed abysmally. Phosphorescent acrylic paint came to the rescue, though, and now all of the white dots on her crest, neck, face, and tendril tip glow in the dark.

Super sculpey, original and firm, over a wire/wire-mesh armature, painted with cel-vinyl, acrylic, and interference powders.

<3 <3 <3

thedancingemu:

I’m moving at the end of summer, at which point my ability to ship products and receive packages will likely be sporadic (read: nonexistent unless I’m visiting home in the USA once or twice per year) due to the country’s rather unreliable postal system.I’d like to be able to continue creating jewelry in my new home, so in the hopes of stocking up on supplies before I leave, I’m running a small kickstarter to raise the funds I need.
If you enjoy my jewelry, and would like to see more from me in the future, please consider backing or sharing my project &lt;3Project link is HERE.

Less than 48 hours to go!

thedancingemu:

I’m moving at the end of summer, at which point my ability to ship products and receive packages will likely be sporadic (read: nonexistent unless I’m visiting home in the USA once or twice per year) due to the country’s rather unreliable postal system.

I’d like to be able to continue creating jewelry in my new home, so in the hopes of stocking up on supplies before I leave, I’m running a small kickstarter to raise the funds I need.

If you enjoy my jewelry, and would like to see more from me in the future, please consider backing or sharing my project <3

Project link is HERE.

Less than 48 hours to go!