Please forgive my messy hair because there is a snake in my hair.
Friday night, I brought home a new darling baby!
This is Lem, my beautiful little corn snake. I’ve been dying to own a snake for a while, and I’ve been looking on-and-off since before tax return season started. It just so happened that this week, I spotted this gorgeous little girl up on Kijiji and got in touch with the owner. He’s an avid snake collector, has 17 right now - but a new job leaves him with not enough time to care for all of them, so that’s why he’s rehoming all but his dearest.
She’s still adjusting and settling in, but she’s shyly poking out here and there to scope out the surroundings. She’s due for a feed, so tomorrow I’ll handle her for the first time, and try to encourage her to take a mouse. The nice thing is that my freezer is already full of dead mice for taxidermy - though I will have to be careful that I don’t smell like mice when I’m handling her!
The bottom photo was taken this morning, the first is a baby photo to show off her fabulous colors. Her morph is called an albino/reverse okeetee - she’s tangerine with terracotta spots and a cute white belly.
She’s my first snake and I’m very excited, I’ve been doing loads of homework and her past owner is even keeping in touch to ensure everything goes smoothly! Apparently she’s a huge baby and loves to cuddle in pockets, and hasn’t ever struck or bitten before. Let’s hope she stays mild-mannered!
A never-seen-before illustration from All Yesterdays, my book with John Conway and Darren Naish. Yes, these are “shrink-wrap” reconstructions of birds again. A pelican and a shoebill stork as interpreted by clueless future palaeontologists.
Someone pointed out that these future paleontologists would be able to determine that these animals had feathers because they would be able to compare them to other birds. Yes, however it is potentially possible that in the future there would be no birds to which to compare them, and all avians would be reconstructed as weird, creepy bald monsters.
What about the part where some feathers connect directly to bone? If there’s evidence of feathers in one spot, there’d probably be reason to suspect feathers elsewhere on the body.
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This is my best-selling set and it includes a wide range of incredibly realistic pencils, inks, gouache, oil and acrylic brushes, as well as some FX brushes, erasers, blenders and smudge tools. There is even a perspective grid brush.
THREE random Tumblr followers who reblog this post will win a free Megapack on Sunday, March 30th (Value: $13).
Thanks for the support, artist friends, and happy painting to all!
Some of you inquired about brushes. Well HERE’S SOME MORE. Used some a these for the LGAL wip piece i put up a few days ago. Looove em!
Ooooh, these look so fun…
Created with Hollywood special effects company Spectral Moments, the dancer has facial recognition tech so viewers who approach it will be seen back, and convincingly lip-syncs to speech played in the background - video embedded below:
Presented here for the first time, Wolfson’s animatronic sculpture combines film, installation, and performance in the figure of a curvaceous, scantily clad woman covered in dirt marks and wearing a witch mask. Unlike the artist’s two-dimensional subjects, this life-size character was developed in close collaboration with a special effects studio in California used by major Hollywood productions. The woman can be encountered on a one-on-one basis in a mirrored room in the gallery, creating a different kind of viewing experience that intensifies the importance of the gaze found throughout Wolfson’s work.
The exhibition runs until the 19th of April - you can find out more here
This is really weird but hypnotic. Her hand movements, holy shit…