Exoskeleton by Firedrake

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The idea for this beast came before this one but I ended up painting it first.

Not quite finished with the exoskeleton theme yet….and it ties in well with the theme of my upcoming show (more details soon!) so there may be a few more to make a little series :)

Watercolour, ink and pastel on canvas.

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A collection of curious beasts of the sea, air, land and subconscious; painted and drawn with airbrush, dip pen and stained fingers, lovingly embellished with iridescent pigments and metal leaf.

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  • ozjami
    ozjamialmost 4 years ago

    nice work Firedrake !!

  • Thanks Ozjami! Hope you are well :)

    – Firedrake

  • matthewdunnart
    matthewdunnartalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic. Love the little umbrellas :-)

  • I have an umbrella thing at the moment…this piece is first out the gate.

    – Firedrake

  • Kayleigh Walmsley
    Kayleigh Walmsleyalmost 4 years ago

    Love it! :)

  • Thanks!

    – Firedrake

  • GolemAura
    GolemAuraalmost 4 years ago

    NOW THAT’S A BUG!!! awesome.. NOW GET THE RAID!!!! fantastic illustration.. now get off your duffer and place it in more groups..this really should be seen by more peeps!!!!

  • Haha…I think his umbrellas might protect him from the worst of the spray. I’ve submitted it to a few, just waiting to be accepted :)

    – Firedrake

  • Pete Janes
    Pete Janesalmost 4 years ago

    So good. You floor me, firedrake!

  • Thanks Pete!

    – Firedrake

  • KimTurner
    KimTurneralmost 4 years ago

    This is superb! Love it!

  • Cheers Kim!

    – Firedrake

  • Steve  Woodman
    Steve Woodmanalmost 4 years ago


  • Thanks!

    – Firedrake

  • Michele Filoscia
    Michele Filosciaalmost 4 years ago

    It’s always a pleasure to observe your beautiful works

  • Thanks so much Mike :)

    – Firedrake

  • Tania  Donald
    Tania Donaldalmost 4 years ago

    oh that’s cool. i want a car that colour…or an exoskeleton of my own… :)

  • What about some kind of car that IS an exoskeleton?

    – Firedrake

  • Linda Ridpath
    Linda Ridpathalmost 4 years ago

    fabulous! just love those little brollys xx

  • Cheers Linda!

    – Firedrake

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