Sperm whale skull, Edinburgh museum. #taxidermy #whale #spermwhaleskull #Edinburgh #museum
I’m back! I have an MFA degree and a sunburn from a wonderful week in Disneyworld, and I am looking forward to all that life offers a bird-crazy illustrator!
I have posted a few of these, but I thought it would make sense to have them all in one post. This is the result of my final project for my MFA—a series of recently extinct birds. Someday I hope I can make this into a full-fledged (pun unintended) book! It was a great learning experience and I look forward to continuing work on it.
Details from Bruegel the Elder's The Triumph of Death
British Library, Sloane 4016, detail of f. 28 (a beaver sacrifices its testicles to escape the hunter). Tractatus de Herbis. Lombardy, c. 1440.
Yes, a beaver.
Lugosi and Karloff, The Black Cat.
In the mid-1950s, Vonnegut worked very briefly for Sports Illustrated magazine, where he was assigned to write a piece on a racehorse that had jumped a fence and attempted to run away. After staring at the blank piece of paper on his typewriter all morning, he typed, “The horse jumped over the fucking fence,” and left. [#]