Who’s that Pokemon!?
Because I always thought Volvagia was hella cool and I wanted to practice painting scene-like-stuff since it’s not exactly my forte, so I slapped on some colors over a sketch and this was the result. Plus Hyrule Warriors hype yo.
That fire… this looks like official art. * A *
Middle Triassic period (~245-230 mya)
Helveticosaurus was one of the more unusual Triassic marine reptiles. 2m long (6ft 6in) and shaped a little like a cross between a marine iguana and a penguin, it had both a long flexible tail for propulsion as well as large flipper-like forelimbs — suggesting it swam using a strange combination of undulation and paddling.
Its skull was also rather weird, with long fang-like teeth lining its jaws, and with its head being very short and boxy compared to the more streamlined shapes of most other marine reptiles. It’s not clear what it was feeding on with such an unusual skull, aside from the teeth suggesting it was some sort of predator.
Its evolutionary relationships are still completely unknown, too, with the current best guess being that it might have been a relative of the basal archosauromorphs.
Color palette used: “Smooth Sailing”
African Red Trapdoor Spider (Ctenolophus sp.),
family Idiopidae, Southern Africa
Like most of the spiders in this family, they build tunnels in which to live and from which they ambush prey. Many species construct “trap doors” at the entrance, constructed of silk, dirt and debris.
(photo: Matt Reinbold)
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Featured Artist #21: Rubis Firenos
Rubis is a French artist who uses several techniques to create beautiful pictures of fantastic creatures. In addition to watercolor and ink, she also developed a technique called O-Ka-Fee based on painting with coffee.
H.P. Lovecraft did use the very presence of minorities to try and set a foreboding, unsettling atmosphere though like he straight up handled them as spooky animals, like his idea of a haunted house has black people sitting in the branches of an old dead tree squawking ominous words at visitors and little Asians spinning webs in every corner