This blog is where i will post first looks, concept art, and inspiration for my science fiction book (The Twisted Strand) and its alternate-universe sister series (Citadels of...). I'll also post bits and pieces of the conlangs that will be included in the stories. it's quickly becoming a multi-part series, so if you're interested, follow to see little bits and pieces of my thought process as the stories come together.
worst archmage ever.
Anyway I wanted to draw my character in those robes, because why the balls not. On a sidenote idk why it has such an evil vibe but I sorta went along with it.
Environment Challenge #2 (redo) Urban
i was pretty satisfied with my swamp drawing, so i skipped to the urban one. my city-drawing still needs work. probably would have helped if i looked up reference pictures, but whatever.
i need to get into the habit of drawing every single day. even if i don’t feel like it that day. today was one of those days.
Tardigrades (commonly known as waterbears or moss piglets) are small, water-dwelling, segmented animals with eight legs.
Tardigrades are notable for being one of the most complex of all known polyextremophiles. (An extremophile is an organism that can thrive in a physically or geochemically extreme condition that would be detrimental to most life on Earth.) For example, Tardigrades can withstand temperatures from just above absolute zero to well above the boiling point of water, as well as pressures greater than any found in the deepest ocean trenches, along with solar radiation, gamma radiation, ionic radiation— at doses hundreds of times higher than would kill a person and have lived through the vacuum of outer space. They can go without food or water for nearly 120 years, drying out to the point where they are 3% or less water, only to rehydrate, forage, and reproduce.
Usually, tardigrades are 1 millimetre (0.039 in) long when they are fully grown. They are short and plump with 4 pairs of legs, each with 4-8 claws also known as “disks.” The animals are prevalent in moss and lichen and, when collected, may be viewed under a very low-power microscope, making them accessible to the student or amateur scientist as well as the professional.
Tardigrades form the phylum Tardigrada, part of the superphylum Ecdysozoa. It is an ancient group, with fossils dating from 530 million years ago, in the Cambrian period. The first tardigrades were discovered by Johann August Ephraim Goeze in 1773. Since 1778, over 500 new tardigrade species have been found.
I learned something today
everyone should know about Tardigrades.