I had a very interesting day in the studio yesterday, with an unexpected turn— started my day with this sketch (with plans to begin the actual piece) but was quickly pulled into a series of non-objective drawings (like this one I posted earlier)
This is a tardigrade, also known as a”water bear” or “moss piglet.” It is probably the coolest fucking microscopic life form that you’ve never heard of. Besides looking like miniature, animatronic gummy bears, tardigrades can live at temperatures close to absolute zero. Before you Google what absolute zero is, it’s -459.67 degrees Fahrenheit (lol no parenthetical Celsius conversion for the rest of the world haha). That’s pretty fucking cold. Anyways, tardigrades are tiny little living things that eat shit inside of mosses and whatnot. They can survive in any environment (including outer space), are able to go without water for up to 10 years, and are like a million bajillion years old (they originated in the Cretaceous period for you kids that understand whatever that means).