A straight-up portrait commission I just completed. Bit of a nod to the wonderful Sam Spratt in there as well. Pleased with the outcome. Was a nice change of pace from imaginative illustration to just paint what was there.
Quick photomanip of a Tweed Whale toy I made today having designed the pattern last night, took me most of my time to get the sewing machine up and running again it’s been that long. Still, nice little whale I reckon. Back to painting tomorrow.
I really want to go on a walrus watching cruise
WATCH OUT! I’m posting original work for the first time in what feels like an age. I just got some new tech so I’ve been figuring that out. This is “The Pale King” it’s part of a whole series I intend to produce based on the game of chess. This gentleman is how I have imagined the white king. There’s an intricate plot tying all of the pieces together in my mind. I’ll probably have to write it up and post it so some of the elements in these paintings make more sense to you, gentle onlookers.
A male fiddler crab trying to attract a female. (Les Animaux Amoureux)
That’s how we do.
Amber Inclusions by Anders Damgaard
With all this discussion recently surrounding the ethics of manipulating DNA in an effort to resurrect lost species, it seems appropriate that we take a look back in time at the vessels for our future T-Rexes and (fingers crossed~!) Giant Ground Sloths. Until that glorious day when we will ride atop the backs of huge beavers (it was a thing! Science up), admire the beauty of these amber-encased insects, forever looking out at us through a layer of several million years.
The last ones amazing.
This beleaguered planet of ours. Shrouded in such ancient glory. It saddens me that I doubt my entire life could result in such lasting beauty as that of an unlucky insect so many millenia ago.
Forever a scone.
Another day, another living baked good.
Today, I looked deep in myself and found that I’m a guy who can’t stop making candy life from the food he needs.