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1 - Epiphyte by Malicious-Monkey 1 - Epiphyte by Malicious-Monkey
The title refers not to the critter, but to the moss-like plants growing out of the branch. An epiphyte is a plant that grows on another plant or object without parasitizing its host. Many orchids, for instance, grow on living trees but derive all their nutrients from air, water, and detritus.

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Last Monday (6/17/13) marked the beginning of 50-50, an art marathon hosted annually by Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica, California. 69 local artists were selected to each create fifty small works of art in fifty days. They will be diplayed in a 7x7 grid with the 50th set to the side, like so: [link]

My chosen theme is "Bioforms," Bic ballpoint pen on Canson "classic cream" drawing paper, 6x6. Each will be mounted on a rigid particle board backing. Here I will illustrate scientific concepts and explore the organic forms and patterns found in nature.

They are for sale for, you guessed it, $50. Please message me through my facebook artist page if you are interested. [link]

Exhibition info:
50-50 Show V
Aug. 23 – Sept. 29 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, August 23, 7 – 9 pm

Curated by Lonnie Lee, Vessel Gallery, Oakland
Ticketed Preview Fundraiser: Fri, Aug 23, 6 – 7:30 pm
Public Opening: Fri Aug 23, 7:30 – 9:30 pm
50-50 Closing on Sunday, September 29, 1 – 5 pm

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:iconelectreel:
electreel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Nice drawing and interesting creature!
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Rodlox Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
if a Daggerwrist and a Swordsquid had a baby...

very imaginative critter and plants. (some of them look a bit like sea slugs)
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:icondarwin-king:
Darwin-King Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Well not large, but by the looks not tiny. Is it about the size of a cat?
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:iconmalicious-monkey:
Malicious-Monkey Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe smaller, like a squirrel, and nimble. Oh, look. You've got me speccing!
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Darwin-King Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Speccing is good! It's what keeps things like this alive and interesting.

Well for anything larger than a hummingbird, it must have lots to eat if it supports itself off of nectar.

Are all of your 50-50 things about Ilion?
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Malicious-Monkey Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, it eats other things, too. Even hummingbirds eat insects.

And no, none of them are supposed to be, but I'm sure it'll sneak in here and there...
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Darwin-King Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
It better, I can't stand the thought of your works of art being homeless.
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Rodlox Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
the head reminds of Ilion, though the forelimbs scream "not I."
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:iconsimple-minds:
simple-minds Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist
Fascinating, very alien. Those textures would have taken a while.
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palaeorigamipete Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing! :la:
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