I wanted to share an article from Colossal, my favorite art & design blog (and my homepage in Google Chrome! Haha). In general, the blog has lots of articles about really cool and creative art and they share a fair amount of science-related art as well. I may share Colossal articles from time to time when I think they're especially interesting and relevant to my art and creative interests.
Give this quick article a read! Not only are the sculpture and old ship beautiful, but the whole project is such a creative way to help reestablish coral and other marine animals.
I also think it would be amazing to see the ship & octopus after they're covered with marine life. It would be so cool to see the form of a giant cephalopod in coral!
An 80-Foot Steel Kraken Will Create an Artificial Coral Reef Near the British Virgin Islands
This past April a massive 80-foot steel kraken was purposefully sunk into the Caribbean Sea on top of a decorated WW2 ship. The former Navy fuel barge and its monstrous passenger were placed underwater in order to jumpstart a new coral ecosystem, while also serving as a cutting-edge education center
I wanted to quickly share a reference photo I used for the whale in my painting "Dive" alongside the finished painting. I hope it's interesting to see how I work off of the photo to bring my vision for the painting to life. Painting from reference photos is important for ensuring that each element of the painting looks realistic.