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I actually painted last night for the first time in months, meaning the last time I worked on this was months ago. I forgot what fish it is, but I’m pretty sure it’s a lantern fish. Or - I just stole the face from a lantern fish and added a nondescript body.
Unfinished - I need to finish the ink wash, hence the silly white lines.
Anyway, a magnapinna! Or big fin squid, or even a long-tentacled squid - I’ve seen both names used. There’s not a whole lot known about this creature, except for it’s estimated length - about 22 feet. Which sounds horrifying until you realize 20 feet of that are just tentacles. There’s also a scale model at the Smithsonian museum of national history (right next to the two giant squids!).
Life not going the way you want? Need a distraction? Start cross-hatching chubby little Boston Terriers and watch your worries sort of disappear! And by that, I mean realize the sun has risen and you’ve missed out on a night of sleep. Same difference.