anatomical/diagrammatical illustration of the sand beetle. Completely blind the creature relies on scent and infrasound. females are exceptionally larger than males and are shelled. Males become permanent and sole residents of their female. Parasitic to the female he will live in her birthing chamber, feeding on bacteria, parasites and her blood. A males sole purpose is to find a female not only to procreate but also for protection as its body is not capable o withstanding the extreme temperatures.
A is for Anglerfish
Part of a series of sea creatures. Hopefully this will help me learn the ropes of digital painting.
Finished Squid Sketch #1
Graphite and Color Pencil on BFK Rives
Although each progressive drawing was easier to do than the last because I could reference the ones I had already done, this was really difficult to wrap my head around. I only had a lateral diagram of a rhino’s musculature to go on, and it was a different species than the one I based the skeleton on, so a majority of this is a shot in the dark. Still, I did what I could to figure it out! On Monday and Tuesday I’ll be doing the arm and leg muscles on the cat, and I think doing that will give me a better grasp of that region’s basic build in general, which should translate to my doing the muscles on the creature when I work on that next weekend.
Anyway, his eyes are intentionally large because I wanted them to look kind of parrot-y, but I may or may not shrink them down some after I see how they look with the surface details added next week.
Lystrosaurus murrayi—one of the many fossils that supports the Theory of Continental Drift/Plate Tectonics.
Alfred Wegner first proposed this idea by noting that the rock sequences in South America, Africa, India, and Australia are almost identical, and thereby must contain similar fossils.