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The Making Of Coelacanth! Coelacanth! Coelacanth!

…it has been one of those days today….

….one of those days when you were expecting to get stuff done but  one thing leads to another and suddenly you find that the photos you were going to post next are still on the camera, the camera is beside the table, the table is at home in the living room….and you … you are at work…

…damn…

….so here’s what I was going to post tomorrow after the plaudits for Coelacanth! Coelacanth! Coelacanth! started rolling in….

…without further ado… the sketchbook pages leading up to Coelacanth! Coelacanth! Coelacanth!… the thrills and spills of having an idea and running with it…

Scan 47

…the intricacies of which way the little fish in the background should point…
Scan 50

…the getting side tracked with wether or not to cover the damn things in scales or wall paper patterns…

Scan 51

…the slowly drifting closer to the final product…

Scan 52

….and finally the “roughing-out” of the background so you can see if it works the way you imagine it….Scan 53

…and why coelacanths?….

…Cousin Phil saw a preserved coelacanth in a museum in France…  I think it’s the one that the fisherman found that reintroduced the coelacanth to the scientific world and gave us the term “living fossil”…

…Phil was so taken with it he named his house “Coelacanth”…

…I have visited said museum and seen said coelacanth…amazing…

….an inspiration to us all…

… to keep a low profile or some one will “discover”  us and we’ll end up floating in a tank of coelacanth-embalming-goo.

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