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strange creatures strange genomes strange places by chid0 strange creatures strange genomes strange places by chid0
The lab I recently joined to do my PhD at is publishing a paper on the planarian genome - and the axolotl genome will get published in the same issue. I was asked to come up with a possible cover. It won't get picked I am sure but these were such strange, strange creatures to try and draw. If you let an axolotl stare at you long enough I swear it steals your soul and feasts on your thoughts. And planarians are just..weird. I'm in a weird, unfamiliar place now, full of strange creatures.
I used Schminke watercolors, some watercolor pencils, red ink and Copic opaque white for this, it's slightly larger than A3.

How I wish, how I wish you were here
We're just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl
Year after year
Running over the same old ground
And how we found
The same old fears
Wish you were here

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Bit-sinna Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work! Quirky creatures and lovely colours, I love it. :):heart:
miharashi Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
That would be an awesome magazine cover with a great concept. I hope this get picked.
chid0 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018  Hobbyist
it didn't! they put an axolotl photograph on the cover, which looks really stunning so I can't blame them :]
Kva-Kva Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
tak toto jE KRASNE!!! nemam slov!! ako biolog som unesená, ako umelec ešte viac!
avawatar Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, great concept.. This should be a DD!
Jlombardi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2017
This is a cool idea your execution is magnificent!
RiEile Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2017
This is so great on so many levels. First, the topic: DNA, axolotls (neotenic!), planarians (regeneration!) - I love them all, however, I am biased. Then, I love how you combined them, different poses of the axolotls are just too cute. And finally, the subtle color variations are vert well-done.

Btw, why EcoRI for a graphic designer?
SarinaSunbeam Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is adorable, beautiful, and genius all packed into one. Amazing!
steponecomplete Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is SO cool! Love 
MOK-SK Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2017  Professional
Super napad!
JAGODA-DRAWINGS Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
i like idea and colours !! good job!!!
kailavmp Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017
Ts ts ts, podla mna je toto ako stvorene na obal vedeckeho casopisu! Daj potom vediet, ako to dopadlo- ja si totiz myslim, ze tento axolotli obrazok ma znacne vacsie sance, nez sa zda tebe. :D A vidis, ako zatial tvoje PhD? Paci sa ti, kde si? Maju tam vela peknych novych hraciek? *-* A co hackerspace?
Lady-Pilot Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017
Its great! Even if I cannot translate planars (can you explain? Im non native speaker...), I belive you will do good work. In principle it dont matter what kind of organisms genome you are working on... And axolotles are not that bad...I once touched one and survived!
ScienceShark12 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this concept!!! Also your colors blend flawlessly
Anastasiy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Incredible colors!
Lynne97 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work!!
RCAmbriz Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
This is wonderful.
MrAndoOfTheWoods Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutely stunning ;A; 
chid0 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Hobbyist
thank you ^^ such a weird subject to draw.
MrAndoOfTheWoods Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome! and yes, axolotl are wonderful! ;w;
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