Pregnant daddy seahorse IIThis is a “negative watercolor” of an original pencil drawing of a seahorse (Hippocampus sp.) I did when I was perhaps 18 years old (I am now 43). Seahorses always amazed me, and whenever I saw one while diving it was like spotting a faerie on a magic forest. Unfortunately, these magnificent yet delicate fish are increasingly rare, one more species to the ever increasing lists of endangered or extinct species. Will our sons and daughters ever have an opportunity to see a panda, a tiger, a seahorse, other than in videos, zoos, and aquaria? I sincerely hope so, but future looks cloudy to many species that come in contact with Homo sapiens. Today I was a referee of a thesis about one more marine species that is disappearing from human-occupied beaches, and the loss of biodiversity always leaves me feeling terrible. I feel like one of many humans traveling in a spaceship whose life-support systems depend on many other species on board, and during our travel we pass our time killing the other species without which we are doomed, without which the travel itself gets less interesting, less rich. Really stupid sapiens, we are indeed.
MarbleA tribute to the marbles I used to play with when I was a child. Or is it perhaps a long-lost palantír? I tried to draw it perfectly round, but as I use my fingers only it is somewhat difficult. I would love to have a Pencil by 53, but they won’t deliver to Brazil…
Made With Paper
Pedra Aguda, Rio de Janeiro, 1000 m altitude. The thing I love about vacations is that you remind yourself how beautiful and unique a sunset can be. The tree whose profile you can see is the amazing, generous Araucaria*, a pine tree from southern Brazil. Taken with an iphone 4.
* denotes a topic to which I intend to return later.
500 likes!I had no idea I liked so much stuff. Probably I failed in liking 10x more that I admired and gave me real pleasure to look at. Thank you all for sharing such beautiful artworks with others!
The way I see it, music is just beautiful to see, not only to hear. A pleasure of many senses. Therefore I made this attempt to express how I see harmonica-played music. I used Paper (by FiftyThree, an app for Ipad mini), a photo I took from my harmonica (a German Hohner I love), and a photo editor. I couldn’t see the picture while I drawed the sounds and I am an idiot using photo editors, but still, I like the result, apart from the fact that my artwork was formatted by the little bit of musical education I received in early school.
Blue Velella are nature’s true sailing boats, drifting around the oceans. They are prey to the purple Janthina. Who won this naval battle? The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind… Taken with an iPhone 4 in Florianópolis, southern Brazilian coast (SW Atlantic).