Monday, June 27, 2022

Odd art, fleshing out combinations, and dinosaur sharks

 Odd art, fleshing out combinations, and dinosaur sharks

Redid my older drawing of the Megalodon, especially considering it is no longer considered just a large great white shark.  Megalodons now have their own family which means 'megateeth'. As a result I redrew the monster shark, taking a guess at coloration, and guessing a few other details, given teeth and latest research. That reseign shows here:

and here

among other spots.

I also drew up an ancient freshwater shark, a true river monster of the distant past, the Xenacanthus. This beast was only around 4 feet or so, but had a giant spike on its head, and prowled through the Devonian to Triassic times.  I again took some liberty with coloration, guessing that a swamp or river shark would likely be colored much like a bowfin or gar.

then made some interesting combo patterns for the paleontologist or dino lover at home:

the added several more snappers and the like, including Emperor snappers (juvenille):

Then a combo like so: 

note that I also put all my combat-fishing gear on the design by humans site also:



Friday, April 22, 2022

More odd designs

 Added a few odd designs, including a bluespotted sunfish in cafepress, and various seemless designs with sharks chasing sea lions, lipleodon after icthyosaurs, more trout designs, and more saltwater fish designs.

tight lines,


Monday, March 7, 2022

Seemless it is!

 I finally figured out a quick way to generate flow through patterns, i.e. clusters of items that flow well as a pattern without spacing. As a result I have started building patterns that show the wonders of ocean life, such as

though I got more ambitious and in the next week or so you will see tuna schools, makos hitting tuna, marlin with scad and skipjack, and other oceany situations,

Tight lines,


Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Sharky drawings

 Decided to revamp my sharks...they looked caartoony and needed some upgrades (and less marky signage), so I redrew the tiger shark and shortfin mako shark. This allowed bigger versions in spoonflower and cafepress that actually look ok. Next will likely upgrade lemon, blue, and several others to make them look more dangerous.

Tight lines,


Thursday, July 1, 2021

Adding Sunfish

 Adding sunfish!

Finally starting to sweep through the Sunfish/Black bass family of temperate freshwater fish!

Many are very colorful, and I have good pictures of most.  Started with the redbreast sunfish (a sunfish with little teeth and a mean disposition), now out.

Will next add a few I forgot in the past, like Pumpkinseeds, Warmouth, and the like. Then redo bluegill, redears, and greenies.

For anyone with broad experience in fishes, note that the panfish shape is common, and some look alike fish to the sunfishes include blue tilapia (and many cichlids), some characins, porgies like pinfish and sheepshead, and some snappers like gray snapper. 

Tight lines and calm seas,


Thursday, June 24, 2021

See Me speak on Space Stuff for FREE!

  If you are interesting in seeing a set of space presentations by astronauts, space experts, and other space enthusiasts like your truly, 

the National Space Society International Space Development Conference (NSS ISDC) 2021 is FREE and On-line :

Schedule is here:

My two presos (yes, pre-recorded) are at 10:50 AM PDT and 1:15 PM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

Enjoy the Day!