Derby #63: Art as Text
+47

Cryptozoology for Dummies

Cryptozoology for Dummies
add a comment

Comments

leecetheartist


quality posts: 0 Private Messages leecetheartist
Re: Cryptozoology for Dummies


The sea serpent shook her head. The two amatuer cryptozoologists had tried her patience sadly. "Look, it's Nessie!" "No, it's an avanc!" "A giant eel" "No, a big sturgeon" Even spelling it out for them hadn't helped. No one could blame her for eating them, surely.

If you like mythical animals, enjoy browsing my site! All of the work is my own. Why, yes, I've been doing this for a while now, why do you ask? If you're looking for my Woot entries they're here at my other site. Thank you for your interest!

Wonderbunny


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Wonderbunny
Re: Cryptozoology for Dummies


This looks very cool, could you post a close of of the words though?

Lhymes


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Lhymes
Re: Cryptozoology for Dummies


Can't say I care for the huge scales.

mlovesr


quality posts: 1 Private Messages mlovesr
Re: Cryptozoology for Dummies


Super sweet shirt!

leecetheartist


quality posts: 0 Private Messages leecetheartist
Lhymes wrote:Can't say I care for the huge scales.


Ah well, they only look like scales. They are actually extrusions from the sea serpent's bony plates beneath the skin. These, along with the sclerotic rings within the creature's eyes, enable it to withstand the enormous pressures in the deep ocean trenches where she hunts the cunning whalesquid which form an important part of these magnificent beast's diet.

Similar adaptations can be seen with Dunkleosteus and Ophthalmosaurus.

So, I can't help you with this beast, but perhaps, if you like really fine scales, this other work of mine might appeal more to your taste. http://leecetheartist.livejournal.com/8387.html

If you like mythical animals, enjoy browsing my site! All of the work is my own. Why, yes, I've been doing this for a while now, why do you ask? If you're looking for my Woot entries they're here at my other site. Thank you for your interest!

leecetheartist


quality posts: 0 Private Messages leecetheartist
mlovesr wrote:Super sweet shirt!


Thank you very much, I went off to dinner and suddenly there was a bunch of comments and votes, soon as my back was turned, it seemed!

If you like mythical animals, enjoy browsing my site! All of the work is my own. Why, yes, I've been doing this for a while now, why do you ask? If you're looking for my Woot entries they're here at my other site. Thank you for your interest!

leecetheartist


quality posts: 0 Private Messages leecetheartist
Wonderbunny wrote:This looks very cool, could you post a close of of the words though?


Certainly. Here you are.

If you like mythical animals, enjoy browsing my site! All of the work is my own. Why, yes, I've been doing this for a while now, why do you ask? If you're looking for my Woot entries they're here at my other site. Thank you for your interest!

jahrpm


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jahrpm
Re: Cryptozoology for Dummies


I love the mohawk look on the sea horse...good design!! GMV!

leecetheartist


quality posts: 0 Private Messages leecetheartist
jahrpm wrote:I love the mohawk look on the sea horse...good design!! GMV!


Thank you, much appreciated! Some of the lake monsters in the British Isles were called water horses, so sea horse is by no means a bad description of a sea serpent. And of course there's leafy and weedy sea dragons in real life.

If you like mythical animals, enjoy browsing my site! All of the work is my own. Why, yes, I've been doing this for a while now, why do you ask? If you're looking for my Woot entries they're here at my other site. Thank you for your interest!

lunoid


quality posts: 8 Private Messages lunoid

Does it say sea serpent? I'm having some trouble figuring out the word at this size. I wish there was a closeup of the word so it was easier to read.

I love the artwork style.

leecetheartist


quality posts: 0 Private Messages leecetheartist
lunoid wrote:Does it say sea serpent? I'm having some trouble figuring out the word at this size. I wish there was a closeup of the word so it was easier to read.

I love the artwork style.


Um. I did post a close up. The whole creature is spelling out sea serpent in its coils. It's not spelled out in its scales or anything, the seas serpent is the word, see how the tail is crossing the "T"

I'm glad you like the style!

If you like mythical animals, enjoy browsing my site! All of the work is my own. Why, yes, I've been doing this for a while now, why do you ask? If you're looking for my Woot entries they're here at my other site. Thank you for your interest!

More Derby Entries

By date:

By rank:

Thumbnail