Porcupinefish by Firedrake

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When threatened, porcupinefish inflate themselves with air, causing them to float to the surface and risk attack by seabirds. Tying themselves together with weights is their best chance.

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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  • matthewdunnart
    matthewdunnartover 3 years ago

    This is one of the coolest things EVER! Such a wonderful composition.

  • Cheers :)

    – Firedrake

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 3 years ago

    … as all those sensible survivors will attest. I mean, a defence posture that gets you out of harms way of one predator and into the path of another…well….the Big Fish in the Sea musta been having an off day I reckon… :P

  • Exactly right! Not all creatures have evolved in the most sensible way :D

    – Firedrake

  • Paul Louis Villani
    Paul Louis Vil...over 3 years ago

    You’re just awesome! :D

  • You’re awesome!

    – Firedrake

  • Aeve Pomeroy
    Aeve Pomeroyover 3 years ago

    This is wonderful!!

  • Thanks Aeve!

    – Firedrake

  • Vanella Mead
    Vanella Meadover 3 years ago

    brilliant made me so much more cheerful

  • Glad to hear it :)

    – Firedrake

  • Chris Harrendence
    Chris Harrendenceover 3 years ago


  • Cheers!

    – Firedrake

  • whoo
    whooover 3 years ago

    yes! I like this very much, and I especially like the wonderful colors you used.

  • Thanks! I like working with greeny-blues.

    – Firedrake

  • Kayleigh Walmsley
    Kayleigh Walmsleyover 3 years ago

    Love it!!!!Wish you did tees also! ;)

  • I will, I promise :)

    – Firedrake

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 3 years ago

    Great work !!

  • Thanks!

    – Firedrake

  • Donna Huntriss
    Donna Huntrissover 3 years ago

    How cute!!

  • Cheers :)

    – Firedrake

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