Thursday, November 08, 2007

fantastic beasts, where to find them, and an inordinate fondness for beetles

(This was from my art blog, but I decided to post it here too because I started rambling.)


(Modeled in Anim8or, rendered in Bryce, adjusted in photoshop)

I think before I try to create fantastic beasts I should spend a good deal of time modeling created fantastic beasts, like beetles ( and camels, snails, and turtles) In doing so perhaps I can glean some of the Trinity's boundless entomological aesthetic. God seems to have made more beetles then any other living creature. The annie dillard in me says I should ponder this next time I worship at church. What kind of God makes 5,000,000 different species of beetles? Isn't that a bit inordinate? Most girls certainly seem to think so.

While I was modeling this, at one point it was going to be a beetle, so I did some internet searching and found what looks to be an great book:


Also check out this awesome website full of photo reference.

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2 Comments:

Blogger noneuclidean said...

Those designs are lovely. I'm excited how God uses your talents in the future.

On a side note, a friend is making me read some Annie Dillard for the first time. Something about a Pilgrim and a Creek. Am I in for a treat?

12/03/2007 9:58 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

In honor of your birthday today and in avoidance of cramming for finals, i thought i'd check your blog...and thought this post was inordinately weird. in celebration or your weirdness, salut!

2/20/2008 10:22 PM  

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