Illustration of a sponge monster for a client (Esoterica Exhumed HTTPS://LANDOFNOD.BLOG/). This monster has a coral club and a very spongy head. His head is likely porous, compressible, elastic and absorbent.
This drawing commemorates the Aquaman of my youth. I drew him talking with his ocean friends. Aquaman is a copyrighted character of D.C. Comics and this is just my fan art drawing of the character. The new D.C. Comics movie is supposedly going to include Aquaman as a character in the movie. Apparently, the actor Jason Momoa that played Conan the Barbarian is going to portray Aquaman. The Aquaman I grew up with was from the cartoon Super Friends and he had a very clean-cut persona. Recently D.C. Comics has made the character have a more mystical and rough story line and appearance. He lost his classic orange shirt and his left hand. I miss the Aquaman of decades past whose most widely recognized power was the telepathic ability to communicate with marine life.
This is a colored version of a sketch from my visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. The illustration is created with watercolors, pen and ink. The underwater kelp forest exhibit at the aquarium is amazing. While I was there, I sketched some of the fish as they hovered and swam through the kelp blades.
I added color to one of my old line drawings. I’m putting my illustrations in order for my new website. The sea and shipwrecks have always had a strong pull on my imagination. The ocean has my imagination stuck in an undertow. My thoughts are pulled under by a riptide. My metaphors are trapped in the deep silt of the abyssal plain, ha!
This is my entry for this week’s Illustration Friday word of the week. The word of the week is, “fluid”. I created an underwater tea party. Included in the underwater festivities is Aquaman. I like Aquaman. He can breathe underwater and converse with fish. Aquaman was my favorite superhero when I was especially young. Here is an Aquaman fact, the amazing king of Atlantis has been around since 1941. I have a sinking suspicion that Spongebob is somehow related to him.