“I recently had a stroke. My sister wanted me to stay in a facility. They offered to take care of me. But I just wanted to go back home. A neighbor takes me out three times a day. He is not family, he doesn’t have to do it. But he does it anyway. These are the happiest moments of my day.”
Fantastic Psylocke cover process by Kristafer Anka. The tat’s beautiful, but I hope it’s just a metaphor…
since i had these saved, thought you guys might like to see a step by step for this cover.
i was actually super proud with the rendering on the back, a little bummed it doesnt really show through with the tattoo on it haha. but hey, its all about the final product.
With an 87% risk of breast cancer…Angelina Jolie made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy.
Medical Choice - NYTimes.com
Last week I got to do an illustration for Bill Simmons’ annual NBA Trade Value column on Grantland- a recurring article I’ve been reading for the better part of a decade! The Lord of the Rings and the NBA playoffs make for strange bedfellows, but my inner 12 year-old had a lot of fun with the pseudo-comic book feel for this one.
This image is slightly different from the one that went to print. There were a few things I wasn’t totally happy with on deadline day, but you can see the original here.
Clearwing Tussock Moth (Male) (Perina nuda, Lymantriinae)
The male tussock moth has scaleless forewings; the female is more conventionally winged. Typically of Lymantriid moths, neither sex has functioning mouthparts and do not feed as adults. Energy reserves are stored from their caterpillar days.
Pu’er, Yunnan, China
This moth does NOT eat!
Flannel Moth Caterpillar
WHOA! Hug this caterpillar.
Moth Trek: Tricorder
While painting another realistic moth, I put some Star Trek ToS on in the background. Then this happened.
Of course, he’s a science officer.
Rosy Maple Moth
When Teresa’s not studying up for her nursing degree, she’s chasing grasshoppers and fungi to get the best macro photos ever.
We asked her what her favorite apps, lenses, and tips were for getting such great shots & she has so many good recs!
I guess I could have written just a catchy quote based on her insistence on using “Mr.” and “Mrs.” and general politeness, or the fact that she doesn’t have a cellphone, computer or TV, or her social and political views. Instead, I will tell you that at first sight she looked grumpy, stern and snobbish, if not “bitchy,” as she later said laughingly. I approached her hesitantly, fully expecting condescension and dismissal. Two hours and fifteen minutes later we were still at the same spot, talking about everything from her family’s losses in Germany during WWII to countryside chickens to her wonderful Russian hairdresser. I laughed and cried and felt as if I had known her my entire life. I now have enough positive energy to take a hundred rejections in a row. if you ever start such a project, don’t let first impressions and appearances dissuade you from approaching some people. You might miss out on the most wonderful encounters of your life.