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I'm Rennie Kingsley, and I'm an illustrator and an award-winning comic artist. I draw a comic called The Weave, check it out!

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zachmontoya:

"found"
Another drawing I am going to have up at an upcoming show for Gallery 1988.

zachmontoya:

"found"

Another drawing I am going to have up at an upcoming show for Gallery 1988.

I hope the move goes smoothly!! :D

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ty anon!

2 days ago with 8 notes

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diananock:

This is a commission I did for the Then It Was Dark Kickstarter that ended back in May. The backer’s sole instruction was to draw a peryton — which I only knew about from reading Skin Deep — so I had relative creative freedom on this. Perytons are also a relatively new kind of magical beast, having been created by Borges for his Book of Imaginary Beings.

A peryton is described as an “animal combining the physical features of a stag and a bird.” I took this to mean that I could combine any sort of stag with any sort of bird, as long as they looked okay together, so I mushed an Irish elk and a white-tailed eagle together. (Majestic as heck!) I also tried to meld them more than just sticking wings on a deer, so it has a feathered hindquarters, scaly rear bird feet, and a feathery neck ruff.

I added in the blob of starry sky in the antlers just because I thought it looked cool and implied that this peryton might have a special function.

The finished commission is drawn on 9x12 Bristol board, inked over very light pencil lines that I lightboxed from the undersketch. I wanted to have a clean original — whereas I usually pencil straight in blue lead and don’t bother erasing — since the backer is going to be receiving the original in the mail.

Thought other people on Tumblr might like to see a nice drawing I just finished, as well as a bit of my process.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

helia’s dad backed the kickstarter at diana nock’s tier so she asked him to get a peryton for me, im so happy ;o;

this is absolutely GORGEOUS, thank you so much!!

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the packening….has began…………..

the packening….has began…………..

tyrannosaurus-regina:

Secret Lives of Flower Hat Jellyfish Revealed

For decades, flower hat jellyfish managed to keep their early lives a secret.

In adulthood, the jellyfish are striking, with a nest of fluorescent tentacles that look like party streamers, but pack a nasty sting. In infancy, well, scientists didn’t know. Aquarists tried, unsuccessfully, to raise the animals in tanks to understand what happens before the jellyfish are fully grown.

"They just aren’t like other jellies," said Wyatt Patry, senior aquarist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.

Now, Patry and colleagues report they’ve finally raised the jellyfish in captivity. In a new paper, the researchers describe the elusive species’ life cycle, from egg to larva to single-tentacled polyp to juvenile to adult.

Scientists at the aquarium first bought a group of flower hat jellies back from Japan in 2002 for an exhibit on jellyfish. At the time, aquarists tried to mate and culture the species (scientifically named Olindias formosus), but they just couldn’t seem to get the jellies to release any sperm or eggs.

Patry said the researchers tried performing in vitro fertilization and exposing the jellies to stresses that might make them release sex cells. The creatures produced some larvae, but they didn’t grow much larger than that stage. Ultimately, it seemed that the scientists were missing some cue the jellyfish needed for reproduction.

When it came time for another jellyfish show in 2012, the team tried again. They kept groups of flower hat jellies in small tanks with mesh netting to keep the creatures off the bottom, where detritus and rotting pieces of half-eaten fish settled. The scientists don’t exactly know what they did right the second time around, but during routine maintenance, they discovered fluorescent jellyfish polyps attached to the wire mesh and glowing under a blue light.

Jellyfish larvae attach themselves to a solid surface and become stalklike polyps, which then bud into juvenile “medusae” — what jellyfish are called when they reach their most recognizable, umbrella-shaped form. Jellyfish polyps persist for an unknown amount of time. The polyps of flower hat jellies were unusual in that they had a single, highly active tentacle.

"They just look like little sea anemones," Patry told Live Science. "They seem to use the tentacle to sweep around their position to capture food."

Patry hopes the new information might help scientists and wildlife managers look for the species in the wild — and predict when and where “blooms” of the jellyfish could affect beachgoers.

Flower hat jellies kill and eat entire fish, and their venom is powerful enough to inflict a painful rash on humans. The mark looks like a burn, said Patry. (Take it from him. He said he usually gets stung a couple of times a year.) A 2007 review of jellyfish incidents recorded around the world found one death associated with flower hat jellies, in Japan in the 1970s.

The findings on young flower hat jellies were published in June in the Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.

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raisehelia:

meowgon:

my cousin made some new friends at work (he is a park ranger)

chums :3

COUGARSSS

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amischiefofmice:

cookingpeach:

Another image I’ve gradually been finishing up between work stuff! Little different from my usual stuff. Hope you guys enjoy it. 
A shark girl channeling dark magic through a sea anemone attached to her shoulder. :3 More on this later.

*Puffs up all big and proud* I designed her!!!well the her her parts, mike did the clothign b/c …. cloth…ing…. *flops around*look how good he is at effects AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

so COOOOL

amischiefofmice:

cookingpeach:

Another image I’ve gradually been finishing up between work stuff! Little different from my usual stuff. Hope you guys enjoy it.

A shark girl channeling dark magic through a sea anemone attached to her shoulder. :3 More on this later.

*Puffs up all big and proud*
I designed her!!!
well the her her parts, mike did the clothign b/c …. cloth…ing…. *flops around*
look how good he is at effects AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

so COOOOL

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The merging process has begun….

The merging process has begun….

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i got my cintiq back from being repaired and everything is new again

i got my cintiq back from being repaired and everything is new again

boundtothewater:

ashfirin:

please watch this video of a deer having a temper tantrum because no one will feed him

feed him

look at this goddamn baby

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aghoststorycomic:

A GHOST STORY HAS UPDATED!! NOW THAT THE MEN HAVE BEEN DISPOSED OF ITS TIME TO GET DOWN TO BUSINESS

TODAY’S UPDATE:  HERE

START FROM THE TOP: HERE

SUPPORT A GHOST STORY ON PATREON

i didnt think i could love victoria any more, but HERE WE ARE

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lilitudracul:

mostlycatsmostly:

Esther’s Tree Explorations  (by aj 1982)

baby

good job, Esther

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