Sunday, April 30, 2006

Bbacca Alcedonia


Illustration Friday: Under the Sea
Commonly found in the waters of Amazonian jungle,this small fish (approximately a quarter of an inch long) tightly bites into the skin of a much large host and spends its life sucking blood of the host. After attaching itself to the host it loses its fins and grows round. The name Bacca Alcedonia means the berry fish because after a few days of blood consumption, the body becomes dark red resembling small wild berries.


* what a coincident! i just finished this drawing and this week's subject is under the sea! so here it goes.

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6 Comments:

At 4/30/06, 2:27 AM, Blogger Raebo said...

Wonderful - what terrific marksmanship. Terrifying creature.

 
At 4/30/06, 8:23 AM, Blogger whyswomen said...

stunning...

 
At 4/30/06, 1:05 PM, Blogger AscenderRisesAbove said...

First time here; quite wonderful - enjoy all that you do

 
At 4/30/06, 1:47 PM, Blogger stacey m said...

beautiful and scary!

 
At 4/30/06, 2:32 PM, Blogger HARDWAX said...

Beautiful detailed work! What a strange tiny creature, sounds like avampire of the deep, fascinating and informative piece.

 
At 4/30/06, 6:12 PM, Blogger Kaya said...

Great image, love the website, very easy to move around and enjoy your work. I especially love your orphan series, their "new mom" is a powerful piece.

 

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