Fossil Fruit Bat Trilobite

See all the entries in the Field Guide to Flying Trilobites in their gallery. Here’s the latest one in colour. Ink drawing, painted in Procreate. Here’s the timelapse: Last night I took a poll on which flying trilobite I should paint up next for the Field Guide. And here it is!https://t.co/znXMVU4Ctq #sciart https://t.co/jt1ZT027J5 pic.twitter.com/TuqmmOCKwa— Glendon Mellow (@FlyingTrilobite) February 10, 2021

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Illuminating the Field Guide to Flying Trilobites

There’s a new gallery tab sitting atop ye olde Art in Awe of Science site: Field Guide. I’m reviving the Inktober project I attempted in 2019, where I sketched out 29 images that month of A Field Guide to Flying Trilobites: the Field Guide needs its own home. And some colour. Bumble Trilobites: tap on the images on the Guide gallery to read further descriptions. Ink on paper; painted in ArtRage. The Field Guide is…

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Trump America

Updated a piece from 4 years ago. 25th Amendment; impeachment (again) and removal; criminal charges…whatever you do America, I hope you make sure this guy and those who enabled and emulated him can never hold office again. All my best to my American friends and everyone moving your country forward and to the left. 🇺🇸For my Canadian friends, we need to keep Conservatives and other right-leaning, dog-whistling politicians out of power. We have work to…

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Terrible Crocodile

Deinosuchus sketch. ©️ Glendon Mellow 2020 has been a beast of a year, a giant terrible crocodile of a year. I’ve been fortunate enough to upgrade my art-tech recently, and bought a 2017 10.5” iPad Pro and Apple Pencil gen 1. The past week I’ve been playing in ArtRage and Procreate, just making marks and getting a feel for the tech. Most of the sketches are rough and messy but I took some time this…

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Pandemic update

Luna asleep in the sun. Our family is happily healthy and safe so far. There’ve been a lot of challenges. On Father’s Day, I broke my arm while on a bike trail I’ve ridden a thousand times. Me, the guy who rides all winter, breaks his elbow on a sunny June morning. But there’ve been so many bright spots, and we’re privileged enough to both be working that I shouldn’t complain. We have Luna, our…

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A Pandemic Post

TL;DR: Concerning the coranavirus, our family is going heavy on social distancing for the next few weeks. It’s not you, it’s literally me. Long version: I’ve always tried not to let asthma underline my life. Right now, I’m trying not to let it underline my life with a bright yellow highlighter. For background, in case anyone is interested: I have severe asthma, specifically eosinophilic asthma. My body produces too many eosinophilic white blood cells, which…

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The Rise of Skywalker – spoiler review and thoughts

The Rise of Skywalker, the big finale to the 9-movie Skywalker saga…I have a lot of thoughts! I’ll have more on repeated viewings, and after the “Art of…” book is published this spring. This is going to be a 3-part, very long review. What I thought was amazing, what I didn’t like so much, and a specific section on the #Reylo community. Please feel free to disagree in the comments - passionately if you like!…

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Inktober 2019 – week 4

Continuing with this year’s #Inktober project: A Field Guide to Flying Trilobites. Here’s where to find Week 1, Week 2, and Week 3. You can also follow along on my Instagram and Twitter, @FlyingTrilobite. The popular *Plaice discus*, from A Field Guide to Flying Trilobites. These are often brightly painted by children in class #STEAM projects. “Asaphus dimorphia is a cliff-dwelling ptero-trilobite. It tends to stay hidden in dry grasses and has a chalky residue.”…

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