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1. The Skeleton Pirate

by David Lucas Candlewick Press 2012 The unbeaten Skeleton Pirate who refuses to accept defeat is beaten not once but twice in this quirky picture book. The Skeleton Pirate knows one thing: that he will never be beaten, and will fight to the, uh, death to prove it. But when a band of pirates chains him up and throws him over board... he still will not accept defeat. rescued by a Mermaid he is

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2. if you want to see a whale

words by julie fogliano pictures by erin e. stead. roaring brook press 2013 a very old school picture book poetic in word and image now this is what i’m talking about. the title is the premise a set of instructions for what you need to do in order to see a whale it starts with a window and quickly moves to a landscape of the mind the text and instructions more of a tone poem told legato

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3. Moby Dick

Chasing the Great White Whale   by Eric Kimmel illustrated by Andrew Glass  Feiwel & Friends 2012  Finally! A version of Melville's classic I can actually finish! In one sitting! With pictures even!  So, up front, I'm no fan of Moby Dick. I have tried and tried and simply cannot traverse the literary muck and mire of Melville's meandering meditation. I get about 60 or 70 pages in and I start

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4. Moby Dick

Surreal by 9567
Surreal, a photo by 9567 on Flickr.

Taken during my morning walk.

Yesterday I had 50 minutes to kill so I went to the nearest beach. I looked out to the ocean and saw a whale leaping out of the ocean, blowing it’s spout, flipping it’s tail and flippers alternately. It’s flipper was nearly all white, brought to mind Moby Dick. I noticed people had gathered on balconies and at the far end of the pier to watch. Someone who’d been watching too stopped to talk to me. He said he’s been living here all his life and had never seen one so close before.

Tagged: America, Aquatic Life, California, Ocean, USA, Whale

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5. Fish Oil

I think the whole Omega-3 craze is bullshit.
Woodcut with digital colour. 20cm x 30cm. Click to enlarge.

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6. Sneeze Days

To celebrate the United Nations International Year of the Sneeze, I present my interpretation of this traditional English nursery rhyme.
Pen and ink with watercolour 17cm x 25cm. Click to enlarge.

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7. Born at the Fair

This is what happens when you run out of googly eyes at a fair...
credit goes to brendan for the save!
let me know if you're interested in the whale... he still needs a home.

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8. Sitio web actualizado

Ya por fin tuve tiempo de actualizar mi sitio, así que dejo el link para que pasen a checarlo http://www.casquillaweb.com/

It's blueee!!! :-D

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9. Whale painting on driftwood

I painted this little whale on a piece of driftwood I found at the beach last year. It was so fun & quick. I must have more of this kind of fun.

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10. goldfish swimming with whales: swell for IF

The prompt for Illustration Friday this week is swell, which according to the dictionary, means to grow in size, or a rise in ocean waves, or stylish, fashionably dressed, or first-rate. It reminded me of this image from my new portfolio, and a story that could go with it:

The sea swell carried the bowl off the windowsill and out into the ocean, where the goldfish met face to face with a whale. “That’s just swell,” thought the goldfish. The whale thought, “Hooray! A new friend.”


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11. For some orcas, inbreeding is a whale of a problem

It's being called "a whale of a problem," and not just by me. According to research published in the Journal of Heredity, endangered Southern Resident orcas are mating within their family groups. This "genetic bottleneck" means the whales could be more susceptible to diseases, early mortality or failure to produce calves. The study's lead author is Michael J. Ford, a scientist with the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle.

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12. B-ark

I dreamed that Noah forced his dog to do a test run on a prototype ark.
Gouache 12.5cm x 18cm. Click to enlarge.

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13. Whale

by David Lucas Knopf 2007 (Andersen Press, UK 2006) Huh? A frolicking whale accidentally beaches himself atop a port town in the night, waking the townfolk. As they climb on top of the the whale they begin to wonder what to do about the situation. Seeing as the whale is too large to be moved a suggestion is made (and agreed upon by the whale itself) that it should be hacked up for a stew. "

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14. Flip through my Rhyme Book!

Hey everyone!

It's been a while since my last post! I've moved back home to Canada from New Zealand and I've been keeping pretty busy!

My work tends to be quite textured so I thought this SFG challenge would be a great opportunity to post a link to my 'virtual' Rhyme Book!

My latest spread is posted below as well! Enjoy!


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15. Of Lack and Levity: Up

UpAuthor: Jim LaMarche (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Jim LaMarche
Published: 2006 Chronicle Books (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0811844455 Chapters.ca Amazon.com

Dreamy, maritime seascapes and homespun charm are brushed lightly with a glimmer of the extraordinary in this magical story of sibling belittling and the delight of possibilities.

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16. Choose Wisely

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A recent submission for Illustration Friday's theme of choose. I suspect there's a few sci-fi nuts on SFG! – so I'll spare the groan-worthy punchline. But if you don't get it, click on over here.

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17. Four King Hell

Four kings and a royal barge.
Copic markers and watercolour with pen and ink on bristol board. A5 size. Click to enlarge.

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18. Eddie Merck's Bicycle Repair Manual

Just returned from my annual tunnel expedition. To ease me through the tedium I followed P.Sachs deVille's instructions and read "The Raw Shark Texts", the debut novel from Eric Sanderson II.
Ink and watercolour 11cm x 15cm Click to enlarge

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20. Undersea painting from sketch #2

This is the newest version of an old version of an older version. I am happy with this outcome. I had always wanted to find a place for this whale in the undersea picture. Since it is all the way under the waves you will just have to imagine that little girls in pink bathing suits have a magical ability to breathe under water, but only when riding oversized seahorses.

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21. Old Post New Character

I had been working on this illustration last week, and this week added a character. It is always fun to have friends join you on an adventure.

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22. Spermzilla

Spermzilla escapes from the North East England Stem Cell Institute.
Acrylic on paper 31cm x 41cm. Click to enlarge.

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23. Ginger Nielson

Swimming with some friends.... very large and very friendly ones.

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24. Roberta Baird

Sounds at Sea
Stories for Children Magazine, December Edition
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25. Memories of 2009 - Whale Watching

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