They’ve gotten so big!!
Gouache and ink on ACEO (2.5×3.5″)
It’s Mermay!! Here’s a cuttlefish to start it off. Get ready for so may mermaids, too many mermaids
The #cuttlefish at #ptlowly continue to put on a spectacular show here in #southaustralia.
Out from Black Point, the substrate composition is much more diverse than nearby areas with bright yellow sponges, urchins and various species of macroalgae.
It seems the #cuttlefish here tend to display darker colours and they may be using their camouflage skills to impress mates even more than the usual flaring light shows and intimidating behaviour.
The more time you spend along this coastline, the more variation between areas begin to notice.
Our fascination with these incredible aliens continues to grow each year. (at South Australia)
This has been a really fun mixed-media experiment! I really enjoyed getting to play with my new FW acrylic inks along with watercolour! What better way to try out inks than on cephalopods?
I’ve always had a soft spot for scientific illustration, so I really enjoyed the chance to make something in that vein. This was about 90% finished a while back, but I haven’t able to work for a bit. Also, thank you for 200+ Insta followers!
#watercolor #watercolour #fwink #illustration #scientificillustration #cephalopod #giantsquid #cuttlefish #octopus #giantpacifcoctopus #humboldtsquid #devilsquid #blueringedoctopus #sketchbook #learnbydoing #🦑 #🐙 #🌊 (at Langford, British Columbia)
This cuttlefish wants to make sure you know it’s #CephalopodWeek. So be sure to carve out some time to visit the cuttlefish and octopuses at the Aquarium this week. #octopus #cuttlefish (at New England Aquarium)
Let me tell y’all about Cephalopods. They are beautiful, weird, and totally under appreciated.
A Cephalopod is any member of the molluscan class Cephalopoda such as a squid, octopus or nautilus. These exclusively marine animals are characterized by bilateral body symmetry, a prominent head, and a set of arms or tentacles modified from the primitive molluscan foot. Featured here from top to bottom is: Stubby Squid, Dwarf Cuttlefish, Bobtail Squid, Blue-Ring Octopus, Googly-Eyed Squid, Flamboyant Cuttlefish, Flapjack Octopus, and the Nautilus.
Right now I am undertaking an artistic journey, illustrating an array of species and calling to attention these spectacular creatures. All of these are done in Prismacolor pencils. Come vote on my Instagram account @tallandartsy on which cephalopods you want to see next!