Friday, March 1, 2013

Sea Proboscis

This creature lives in the sea. It tastes and slurps up its food through its proboscis (tube nose) and can also feed through its mouth (under the proboscis). The many bulbous things attached to the creature are buds which will eventually detach and grow into another of this creature. Though it is looking through two forward eyes right now, it also has other eyes in other parts of its central body so it has the option of almost 360 degree vision. It swims using its tentacles which also grab the sea plants that it feeds on. It is no more than a few inches wide and is distantly related to starfish and worms. No, it is not a "real" creature but our planet is host to similar things as well as life forms far more outlandish than this.

Pitt drawing brush pen and technical pens with greyscale markers, about 3 1/2" x 4", February 28, 2013.

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