House Sparrow congregation II
House Sparrow ~ Haussperling ~ Passer domesticus
2014 © Jesse Alveo
SO MANY CHUBBIES.
With a length of a single inch and a diameter of almost nothing at all, the Lembeh Pygmy Pipedragon is the smallest of a group of fish known as Pygmy Pipehorses.
They’re a cross between pipefish and seahorses. Their bodies are long, not quite as straight as a pipefish but not as brutally bent and broken as a seahorse.
They also have a nifty prehensile tail to grab hold of stuff so they don’t have to swim all the time. That’s good, because they’re pretty crap at swimming.
We get the sweetest little dragons these days!
Video: EunJae Im
Portland based photographer Mako Miyamoto’s The Emerald Forest brilliantly captures a mysterious, lush forest landscape.
Without doubt, my favorite piece from the Art of How To Train Your Dragon 2
Hey guys, the Artist of the Week is contemporary character designer Nico Marlet.
Nico Marlet is a French born concept artist working in the American animation industry. He graduated from CFT Gobelins in France, and moved to California, in the United States, to work at Dreamworks Animation Studio in 1990. He worked for several years as an animator, before switching to the character design team in 1995 for the production of “Balto.” Since then Marlet has worked mostly on character design for Dreamworks’s films.
His concept art for “Kung Fu Panda” and “How to Train Your Dragon” is his most popular around the world. They feature his impeccable shape design, loose, gestural quality, and trademark sepia colored pencil and markers. I think Marlet’s recent popularity is significantly due to how lively his drawings are. His practice as an animator is highly evident in his concept designs, which are full of movement and expression.