Saturday, October 10, 2009

~ Pseudoethnology and Chimeric Fishery... ~

Because Stephen Jay Gould can't be the only one to capitalize on awkward sounding titles...

(Sorry folks for not being around more often to interact. But I figure so long as I upload the perty pictures, I've earned some points. Cheers, til next time.)


ManuPela said...

I like the atmosphere in the first!
While in the second I like so much the right one,he seems gummy! ;)
Good job!

Khylov said...


Thanks much. I'm glad the first one has some depth to the bg - I actually wanted to go back and add either more color depth or more stars.

The second one, I tried doing a version of the character in a kind of Pacific Northwest tribal rendition; but gummy works too.

ManuPela said...

I already like this draw,but maybe try to create more contrast with the bg,so the characters will go out better it's a good idea.

TH3DEN said...

Tight stuff man! Really nice design on the characters with the straw armor. Love that fish!!

Cap'n John said...

Khylov, if you can help, I'm trying to obtain the identity of a certain artist. On my Blog I posted a picture he drew that I cut from an article in the L.A. Times several years ago. Maybe you know who he is, maybe you don't. If not, perhaps you can pass the picture on to someone who may know who he is. You can view the picture here:

Thank you for any help you can offer.

Khylov said...


Indeed; I was hoping that the sky would look a little more epic than what I finished with. Maybe a treeline would've done the trick as well.


Thanks much, but props go to the Tsimshian peoples for sporting the grass-mat ponchos - apparently waterproof and fairly warm.


Hmm, don't recognize it offhand. This was back in 2001/2002, you say? I'll ask around this week. Any recollection of what the art was in relation to?

Cap'n John said...

There is part of another picture on the back of the clipping which appears to be done in the traditional Chinese landscape style. The pictures could be connected implying that perhaps there was an Asian art exhibit around that time, but as I'm not entirely positive of the date (or even year) I realize this is a bit of stretch. And there's probably at least a couple of exhibits focusing on Asian artists every year here in L.A. so that's really not much of a clue, if any.

About the only thing I can recall (and I might be mis-remembering but I don't think I am) is that the artist had a Japanese name, and that the picture is very representative of the artist's style, so someone who knows him will take one look at it and say, "Oh, that's a Samura," or whatever his name is. I hope :)