The Caribbean roughshark (Oxynotus caribbaeus) lives in the Caribbean. It’s less than two feet long, lives at depths of greater than 1,000 feet, and looks a bit like a pig from various angles. It probably feeds on invertebrates, but we’re hard-pressed to say for sure because seriously, more than a thousand feet down. These pictures were taken by fucking submarines, guys.
They’re also ovoviviparous, which is an end-run around not being able to grow a placenta. They keep their eggs in their little stubby shark bodies until they’re ready to hatch, at which point the pups are birthed and sent off to roam.
the double arch in the chartreuse mountains, french alps.
very inspiring place.
I need to go through my likes, find all the crazy landscapes I’ve favorited, and learn to draw some dang landscapes
Space☆Dandy ep.9: 「植物だって生きてるじゃんよ」 (Plants Are Living Things, Too, Baby)
Prop Designs from Wreck-It Ralph by Scott Watanabe
James Fenner is a freelance illustrator who has studied Media Art and Animation at The Art Institute Of Portland, in Oregon. His illustration is a harmonious mix of graphite and digital techniques, distinguished by its dreamlike approach and whimsical sets. Fenner is an aspiring editorial illustrator, most of his pieces tell their own tale, and the characters he depicts are more protagonists of a larger story than simple subjects. (cf. Fresh&Bold)
© All images courtesy of the artist
GATHERERS, another new one for SooJin Buzelli at PlanSponsor. This is for an article about how healthcare and retirement planning can work in unison.
I liked all my sketches for this, though, as usual, only one of them actually works for the prompt. It usually takes me a bit to really suss out the core of the article. There’s a balance that the working sketch strikes that none of the others do.
When these projects pop up, and I can more or less draw anything, as long as it relates back to the topic, I almost always try to exhaust whatever current topic my mind is focused on, before trying different subject matter. Last time it was knights, this time it was strange animals.
I usually get a lot of color advice from Kali, but she had a bigger hand in this one than usual. Pretty much steered the whole ship for a little while.
A look at the XS-1 - DARPAs spaceplane.
DARPA announces Phase 1 of its XS-1 spaceplane program
It takes a lot more money and preparation to launch a rocket than to have a plane take off. That’s why DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) first initiated its Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program. The idea is that once built, the XS-1 could take off and land like a regular aircraft, but could also deliver satellite payloads into low-Earth orbit while airborne. Today, the agency announced its plans for Phase 1 of the program, which includes awarding contracts for designs of the autonomous spaceplane. As outlined in a previous article, plans call for the unmanned XS-1 to be able to make 10 flights within 10 days, reaching a speed of Mach 10 at least once, and launching payloads weighing between 3,000 and 5,000 pounds (1,361 to 2,268 kg) at under US$5 million a pop. A second-stage rocket carrying each payload will fire once it’s launched from the spaceplane at suborbital altitude, carrying the satellite to its final orbit. The XS-1 will proceed back to the ground, where it will land and immediately be prepared for its next launch. In today’s announcement, DARPA stated that it will be funding three companies to independently develop designs for an XS-1 demonstration vehicle. These include The Boeing Company (working with Blue Origin), Masten Space Systems (working with XCOR Aerospace), and Northrop Grumman Corporation (working with Virgin Galactic). The designs will be assessed based on criteria such as feasibility, performance, developmental and operational costs, and the potential for use in military, civil and commercial applications. (via DARPA announces Phase 1 of its XS-1 spaceplane program)
The gods know what you’ve done.
this is the funniest shit i’ve seen for like 3 years