Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Tuesday, 14 December 2010


Anybody there?

I've bought myself a new telescope.
They're such lovely engineered objects to sketch.

I don't yet own any octopus-like aliens...
More's the pity.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

"Shadows over Innsmouth" again.
This time I've pictured the final escape from the town.
In this instance, by our heroine.
You cannae see the moon but rest assured it'll be gibbous.

I just love this scene in the story.

A crop, with a clearer view of the pursuing townsfolk.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Another lovecraft painting.
The giant worm-type thing at the end of "At the Mountains of Madness".

I cheated and put it outside as a lurking worm was harder to compose dramatically.
Works as a crop too.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Shambling with the Shoggoth.

Someone has arrived too late. As usual.


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Of late I've been re-re-reading a lot of the gothic horror novels I love.

Let's fact it the world probably doesn't need endless
re-imaginings of shoggoths and Innsmouth, etc.
It's going to be getting them however....

The second image was inspired by Algernon Blackwood's short masterpiece "The Wendigo"
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Thursday, 18 November 2010


The last for a while of all these devonian fish. At least until I get back to the subject...

Incidentally, it was hard trying to track down useful reference for contemporary seaweed species. I took a guess, but too wild a guess.


Another of the Devonian armoured fish genus, this one swimming in amongst a drowned forest.

A lot smaller in life than it might look here.

It's sometimes hard to think of a scale that won't be a wild anachronism.


Placoderm, the Devonian armoured fish.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Paleoart - cephalaspis

Two cephalaspis making their way towards something under the sand... warm, clear tropical waters.

Calamite forest

This image took way too long to finish with me moving and then getting distracted by work during the course of it. It's a vision of when the once magnificent "horsetail"  order dominated landscapes.

Seems a  shame to think of the only remaining genus "Equisteum" so shrunken and the bain of some gardeners.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

hello blogosphere

It's paleoart time. I find it hard to resist the giant mesozoic predators. Including enormous cretaceous monsters such as this Sarcosuchus.

While it's always compelling to draw something with quite so many teeth, in the case of this artwork, it was actually the plants that I enjoyed painting best.