Samurai Crab by Firedrake

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Here’s another Japanese-themed work, this time on the blue rice paper. I love horseshoe crabs and have been meaning to paint one for a while. Why blue? Read the wiki page about these magnificent little beasts!

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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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  • Michele Meister
    Michele Meisterabout 3 years ago

    love your work !!

  • Cheers Michele!

    – Firedrake

  • vampvamp
    vampvampabout 3 years ago

    sweet !

  • Thanks!

    – Firedrake

  • rain-dogs
    rain-dogsabout 3 years ago

    superb work as usual love the flags ….and is the blue for the same reason as an octopus may be?

  • These little ones have BLUE blood!! Awesome eh.

    – Firedrake

  • mmargot
    mmargotabout 3 years ago

    So perfectly detailed – and gorgeous color!
    a giggle for the title!

  • :D

    – Firedrake

  • Thunderfox
    Thunderfoxabout 3 years ago

    Sweet as dude! How do you come up with this stuff?

  • Thanks! Hmm, guess I was on a samurai theme and have been wanting to paint a horseshoe crab for a while…they just seemed to work together!

    – Firedrake

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work! Superb details and creation. I love the colors in this one.

  • Thanks! It’s really gorgeous paper :)

    – Firedrake

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 3 years ago

    Awesome work Kaitlin!! :)

  • Cheers Keith!

    – Firedrake

    BLYTHARTabout 3 years ago

    You are only a young woman, but I suspect that even when you are in your eighties you will still be producing masterpieces from that bottomless well that is your imagination – I salute you!

  • I hope I will be! If I can still see that is, after a lifetime of super detailed drawing. Better eat more carrots :)

    – Firedrake

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