Wednesday, November 26, 2014

More Sketches

I have been busy working on my art work for this years faculty exhibit and the family Christmas card. So instead of posting a weekly bow tie guy, I am posting some sketches I did a few weeks ago while at a Veterans Day Fundraiser.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Weekly Bow Tie Guy: Tardigrade

Tardigrade (ˈtärdəˌgrād)

So what is a tardigrade? …a water bear. What is a water bear? …a tardigrade. (I could go on like this forever, but I won't).

I have been fascinated with these creatures since I first found out about them a few years ago. A tardigrade is a small animal the size of a pen tip. Not only do they look cool with the eight legs and all, but they can survive in any environment. They have been found in the hottest volcanoes on the earth, and in the coldest areas of Antarctica. They can also survive in the vacuum of space. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Weekly Bow Tie Guy: Chimera

Chimera (kīˈmi(ə)re)

I have had this on my list of Bow Tie Guys for some time. It is a complex creature and it took a while for me to get my head wrapped around how to draw it. 

The Chimera is a fire breathing creature from Greek mythology. Traditionally it had the head of a lion and goat with the goat's body and a serpent tail. In current iterations have the addition of the dragons head and dragon wings. I thought it was humorous to add the bulkiness of the lions front legs and the thinness of a goats hind end.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Weekly Bow Tie Guy, Owlbear

Owlbear (oul be(ə)r)

Continuing with a mythological chimera theme, this weeks Bow Tie Guy is the owlbear.