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The quick and nimble Plesiosaurus encounters the megashark, Dunkleosteus. Both creatures were deep sea dinosaurs from the prehistoric seas of early Earth. Check out my illustration which is available at my store now.

There can only be one alpha predator. Who do you think will win this battle?

drawing: frankenstein

October 19, 2012

drawing: ceolacanth

May 25, 2012

The Ceolacanth is a true river monster that existed 65 million years ago. Thought to be extinct, the fish was found in 1935 while someone was deep sea fishing near Madagascar.

Perhaps it shouldn’t be too much of a suprise to find this living fossil. After all, Madagascar is known for the strangest creatures on earth. It is like Mysterious Island, remote and far away from human contact.

I didn’t have access to a real ceolacanth to do this sketch, but I went to the next best place that has these specimens… at the Museum of Natural History (in New York City).

Have a nice Memorial Day weekend! Maybe you’ll have time to go to a museum near you.

cartoon: fish on

April 20, 2012

This is my drawing of a boy who gets a big suprise at the ocean. I call him fish head. Don’t be afraid. He won’t bite… hard.

sketch: two angler fish

January 13, 2012

I call this “Strangers in the Night”. It started out as a doodle, but it was fun to draw the fish. I continued it as an exercise in dark and light tones. The deep sea is mostly devoid of color, anyway. Angler fish swim at 3 thousand feet deep where no sunlight can reach.

Oh, and happy Friday the 13th, y’all! See. A scary drawing for a scary Friday.

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In the 17th century, there is a story in the high seas, where many a sailor’s life was swept away, not by the hurricanes and white squalls of the angry oceans, but rather, by a great sea creature, known as the Giant Octopus.

As night falls, the monster’s tentacles slithers aboard the Buccaneer, capturing every sailor, one by one, as a scrumptious morsel. Even the courageous captain defends his honor, with scimitar in hand, only to go down with his ship.

This is an updated version 2 of my illustration.

illustration: giant octopus

February 4, 2011

In the 17th century, there is a story in the high seas, where many a sailor’s life was swept away, not by the hurricanes and white squalls of the angry oceans, but rather, by a great giant sea creature, known as the Giant Octopus.

At night fall, each of its tentacles slithers aboard the Buccaneer, capturing every man as a scrumptious meal. Even the courageous captain defends his honor, with scimitar in hand, only to go down with his ship.

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