Saturday, 16 October 2010

Anglerfish in conte crayon

Hello, and welcome to Dee felt like doodling on black paper today...

Anyway. This week's Illustration Friday prompt is spooky. I know, it's an obvious place to go all Halloween-y. I guess I just wasn't in the mood, so you get an anglerfish instead.

To my mind, Ceratioid anglerfish are some of the spookiest things they find in the deep ocean trenches. Those creepy teeth, and those glow-in-the-dark lures... when you watch footage of deep sea exploration and see one of these gals suddenly appear from the surrounding darkness into the light shone by whatever ROV is taking the pictures? Yeah, that qualifies as spooky as far as I'm concerned.

Couldn't tell you exactly what species this is meant to be because it's a composite of stuff I found around the net. And no doubt it's mostly inaccurate, because I'm definitely not a fish person.

Maybe why I find them spooky?

4 comments:

dosankodebbie said...

You're absolutely right. The deep sea is one of the spookiest places on earth!

Abby said...

Hey, hi! Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comments.

These fish are most certainly spooky! Do you have the "Planet Earth" DVD's. The deep sea ones are SO scary! Never catch me down there...

Marie Campbell said...

I'm with you on this one. The deep sea and outer space are one in the same for me. Great interpretation.

dthaase said...

great illo

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