22/31: Flight. I have been looking forward to this prompt since I saw the list. I really wanted to fill a plane silhouette opposite of the popular photos of a plane in the middle of a forest.
Frida Kahlo. I have what I can best describe as a complicated relationship with Frida. I have feelings about her, lots of them. A lot of unpopular opinions, to be honest. But I do have a respect for the symbol of what she has become, and for what she means to other people. I can appreciate her as an icon and a source of strength and inspiration to others. So I decided to draw that version of her, faceless, iconic, moldable. #inktoberfeminist
This year I took a conscious break from art. Between raising my wild things and my full time career, making art wasn’t very fun anymore. It felt stressful and tiring, to try to be creative in stolen moments in what was already a full life.
Women put an awful lot of pressure on themselves to have it all, but I’ve really enjoyed focusing on my two big things - work and family -and giving myself permission to take a break.
Feeling creative again now and hoping to end the year on the up, sharing a few projects from branding to commissioned paintings. So stay tuned for the recommencement of postings, and a return to one liners after this unusual overshare...happy Monday!
#day21#mustelidoctober2018 by @belettelepink
Giant Otters by @belettelepink
Giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis) Amazon River and in the Pantanal Areas in South American.
They are the greatest body length of any mustelid, although sea otters may be heavier.
Males are between 1.5 and 1.7 m (4.9 and 5.6 ft) in length from head to tail and females between 1 and 1.5 m (3.3 and 4.9 ft). Tail can add a further 70 cm (28 in) .
Early reports of skins and living animals suggested exceptionally large males of up to 2.4 m (7.9 ft); intensive hunting likely reduced the occurrence of such massive specimens.
The illustration shows otters fighting with a "yacare" (a type of alligator) that they sometimes hunt.
You can see the impressive size of the otters with respect to the caiman. They are otters the size of seals !!
These otters are very sociable and live in complicated groups, so they have a slower development than other mustelids.
They have been hunted for their velvety skin (this animals are diurnal and curious, so they don´t have much fear of man and are easy prey).
Right now they are in danger of extinction due to rivers pollution and deforestation.
Long live otters !! #weaselhugs#belettelepink#otters#giantotters#pteronura#illustragram#illustration#spanishillustrators#womenillustrators
Today canvas! ✨ working with @sakuraofamerica markers. Aveces trabajo las ilustraciones aumentando su tamaño 150% para poder jugar con los detalles. #msroda#womenofillustration .
Posiciones cómodas para mi mano y brazo pero no para el resto del cuerpo.