The Firefly Squid, Watasenia scintillans, literally glows like a cluster of fireflies. Its mantle is dotted with tiny, light-producing photophores that can be flashed to attract prey. Each year in Toyama Bay, Japan, millions of firefly squid create constellations of light as they fly through the water during their mating season.
This 3 color screenprint by @emilydove
uses seemingly glowing fluorescent blue and magenta ink to simulate the firefly squid’s unique glowing abilities.
Printed in Oakland, California by @forthrite_printing
A limited number of signed prints are available through @lightgreyartlab.
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Octosquid.io is up!
This is a project from 2014 by Ryoko Yanagisawa, Ken Baughman, his dog Allie, and myself. We spent two years collecting cephalopods in Okinawa, Japan to bring into the lab and test for possible development into a lab research model for cephalopods. Along the way we decided to make a website that documents some of the diversity and species we were working with.
The project was short lived but super fun - and I’ve resurrected it online (with a new design) as an archive.
We also have an Instagram for the project - octosquid000 - and starting June 1st will post images of each of the species per month.
Mermay 9: Octopus 🐙
As I promised, here is a redraw of my old OC Guillometh. ♡ Guillometh has tentacles instead of having hair and his eyes look like an octopus'. He always wears sea themed clothes and looks very feminine. What I like with this character is the fact he uses his tentacles all the time, to kiss someone's cheeks with his suckers or splashing ink when he's angry for example.
He was a Splatoon character before Splatoon was launched. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 *sing like a squid* 🦑
An incredibly fun California Summer themed dessert table with cakes, lemon cups, Macarons, cookies and favors. I love this!