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Chris Floyd  Artwork and other itchings and scratchings.

"'Ancestor.' The very first manifestation, due to genetic mutation, of the multicellular organism that was the Last Common Ancestor of all animal life now on earth: the 'Urmetazoan.' Mariana Trench, Tuesday afternoon, July 26, 759 million years ago." Ink brushes, digital paint.
#drawing #inkdrawing #ink #sketchbook #biology #ancestry #microbiology #evolution #biologicalillustration #microfiction #proteinexchange #genetics #mutation #multicellular #marianatrench #metazoa #originoflife #creation #scienceandart

"Desert plant at dusk, flourishing from a brief, strong afternoon rain." Ink brushes, digital paint. #drawing #sketchbook #ink #inkdrawing #inksketch #desert #stilllife #natureart

"Age has disabused me of the fear of death. I'm not longing for it, you understand, but as the years and woes of life pile up, in body and mind, the prospect of release -- 'surcease of sorrow,' oblivion -- more and more bears the image of a tangible boon. Again, it's not something I would rush to embrace, but the idea of its arrival, whenever it comes, holds no more terrors for me. As the man says, 'let be.' American novelist Richard Creedon, interview with Paris Review, June 1993." Pencil sketch.
#drawing #pencil #pencilsketch #sketchbook #sketch #microfiction #mortality #death #parisreview #1993 #portrait

"Nunclus the Fool, with the Tessilini commedia dell'arte troupe, at the imperial court, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1754." Ink brushes. #drawing #sketchbook #microfiction #commedia #inkdrawing #inksketch #stage #commediadellarte #imperialrussia #stpetersburg #russia #fool

"Portrait of the poet Imogen Thorne, done at a sitting in London, May 1971. 'Fixed in permanence, starring into oblivion,' she wrote to the artist. 'I wonder when I shall reach it?' (In 1994, as it turned out.)" Ink, digital paint. #drawing #portrait #microfiction #london #poetry #mortality #being #digitalpainting #digitalpaint #oblivion #portraiture

"Gentleman on Seventh Avenue, New York City, June 1896." Ink brush, digital color. #drawing #ink #sketchbook #inksketch #seventhavenue #newyorkcity #boulevardier

"Stars of the silent screen: Serena Hawthorne (born Charlene Prosser), best known for her starring roles in 'prestige' dramas: Anna Karenina, Anne Boleyn, Cleopatra, Joan of Arc. 'Just once I'd like to make it out of a picture alive', she often quipped. She got her wish in her last film (and first talkie), playing Aphrodite in Mervyn LeRoy's 'Ye Gods', a comic romp where a modern American couple find themselves transported to an ancient Greece teeming with mythological figures." Pencil and ink, digital paint. #drawing #sketchbook #microfiction #pencil #ink #hollywood #silentmovies #oldmovies #classicmovies #cinema #cleopatra #anneboleyn #ancientgreece #digitalpainting

"Caught in half-light." From the "Transatlantic Notebook: sketches, mostly done in semi-darkness, in flight from Newark to London, May 11-12, 2019." Pencil sketch. #drawing #sketchbook #sketch #portrait #transatlantic

"The march of the poor." From the "Transatlantic Notebook: sketches, mostly done in semi-darkness, in flight from Newark to London, May 11-12, 2019." Pencil sketch. #drawing #pencilsketch #sketchbook #pencildrawing #pencil #revolution #rebellion #poverty #injustice

"Victorian gentleman with a troubled mind." From the "Transatlantic Notebook: sketches, mostly done in semi-darkness, in flight from Newark to London, May 11-12, 2019." Pencil sketch. #pencildrawing #pencil #drawing #troubledmind #conscience #victorian #sketchbook #portrait

"Melancholy." From the "Transatlantic Notebook: sketches, mostly done in semi-darkness, in flight from Newark to London, May 11-12, 2019." Pencil sketch. #drawing #melancholy #pencilsketch #pencildrawing #sketchbook #transatlantic #unitedairlines #portrait

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