The Art of Darkness


January 21st, 2013 by Cobwebs

CephalopodopteraArtist Vladimir Stankovic creates all sorts of surreal drawings, many of which seem to involve either insects or sea life. In his Cephalopodoptera series he combines the two, positing species which represent the missing link between molluscs and insects. Several of them are subtly animated to depict bioluminescence.

They’re laid out like vintage biology illustrations, with diagram numbers, species names and labeled parts. The drawings are all wonderfully serene, with lots of furry antennae and lazily-twining tentacles. I’m honestly disappointed that I can’t own an aquarium full of these happy little beasts.

Be sure to check out the rest of his portfolio on Behance (which also includes links to his stuff on deviantART and elsewhere) for more neat illustrations.

(via Dooce)

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  1. David G Says:

    Ooooh! I love that! I wish there was more info on what brought him to mix cephalopods and insects together, though.

    In any case, it reminds me of Ernst Haeckel’s work. lovely stuff. Thanks for sharing!

  2. xJane Says:

    Your definition of “subtly animated” seems to be very similar to my definition of “Is that…throbbing?! No. Gah! Wait. Am I having a seizure?!?!”

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