Monday, June 8, 2015


Plankton are tiny animals and living cells which drift in the waters of Earth's oceans in countless numbers. They come in all sorts of shapes, some of them looking like shrimp or crustaceans, others like tiny flowers or bugs or globules. They are the main diet of much bigger sea creatures such as whales. Inspired by a short article with a photograph in "New Scientist" magazine, I created a little ocean of plankton. Did you know that a single plankton is called a "plankter?" But it has nothing to do with "planking." Plank down your seafood for a whale of a time.

Brown tech pen ink on sketchbook page, 8" x about 3", June 8, 2015.

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