Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Malacandrians

I just re-read C.S. Lewis's OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET, which has a lot of amazing imagery. So I thought I'd draw some Malacandrians (Martians.) There are three intelligent species on Malacandra-
The Hrossa, water-dwelling poets

The Pfifltriggi, artisans and metalworkers

The Sorns, cave-dwelling scientists

(The Sorns were the hardest for me to visualize, for some reason...They are supposed to be more humanoid, and kind of goblin-ish, but not really ugly...)
There is also the fierce aquatic Hnakra, hunted by the Hross. It is described as being kind of like a shark and kind of like a crocodile.

(I did several...I'm kind of partial to the one at the top.^^)

A golden pheasant. I put it here so I can use it as an avatar elsewhere.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

The Little Mermaid 2: Dead by Dawn



Anglerfish are comedy gold.



I draw this kind of thing a lot. He sees something really really great, obviously.

EDIT- This is the same monster after centuries of selective breeding.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Fun with Ravens



Sorry for the lack of updates...I was in Moab, Utah with my folks. I saw all kinds of amazing stuff and caught a magnificent collared lizard. (With help from my Dad and brother.) Hope to get a picture soon!)
Anyway, I really liked the ravens living in Arches and Canyonlands Nat'l Park. They have 'em in California too, of course, but they really stood out against all that orange Utah sandstone. One of them came to check us out when we had stopped for lunch on a hike in the Needles...We decided to be evil and feed the animals. We threw an apple core and a canned peach slice at the bird, who tasted first the apple core, then the canned peach, and very carefully picked up both in his beak and flew off. (You could practically hear him thinking.^^)