Posts Tagged ‘seahorses’

Lurker in the Depths

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Lurker in the Depths by Amy Crook

Lurker in the Depths by Amy Crook

Most of this seahorse is pale, like a creature evolved in a place where there’s little to no light, but his fin is decorated with a rather morbid splash of red. His eye swirls with yellow and white, making him look blind. He lurks in the swirling waters next to a barnacle-bedecked skull.

Despite all these rather ghoulish details, there’s an adorable sort of whimsy to him. Go figure.

Lurker in the Depths, 5″x7″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper.

Lurker in the Depths, detail, by Amy Crook

Lurker in the Depths, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see some of the subtle detail in the seahorse, his creepy yellow-tinged eye and the blue shadows on his pale body. Below, you can see him in a frame, hanging out with a squid.

Lurker in the Depths, framed art by Amy Crook

Lurker in the Depths, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Floating Gallery, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Zombies, Skulls, and Other Morbid Things
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Seahorse Heart

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Seahorse Heart watercolor by Amy Crook

Seahorse Heart watercolor by Amy Crook

There’s no tentacles, but these cute little seahorses will have to fulfill your quota of sea creatures for today. They’re sort of making an awkward heart, and sort of having an epic staring contest while they hang out on their bit of coral together. I think the green one’s gonna blink first, though.

Seahorse Heart, 6″x6″ watercolor on Fluid watercolor paper.

Seahorse Heart, detail, by Amy Crook

Seahorse Heart, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see them up close and personal and get a better sense of their body colors, though the eyes really are a nice vivid yellow as seen in the temporary frame below.

Seahorse Heart, framed watercolor by Amy Crook

Seahorse Heart, framed watercolor by Amy Crook

Categories: Daily Art, Sea Creatures and Other Animals
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