Stunning Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel

Mixed media artist Travis Bedel composes stunning symbolic collages, which combine anatomical illustrations with a strong fusion of flowers. Representing life and energy in his work, Bedel’s surreal collages are conceptually and physically beauty. They symbolize the coexistence between nature and humanity. You can buy his work on Society6 and Etsy.

by art_of_jimi — There are a lot of things I enjoy in my life, but I’d have to say drawing is what I love most, drawing is whats most important to me, at least out of all the things I do. Finished with the ink rendering, ready to move onto the watercolor portion. Using my handsome boy #Nermen as reference. #chameleon #reptile #reptilesofinstagram #dinosaur #dino #draw #drawing #drawings #sketch #sketchbook #illustration #artist #art #anatomy #artwork #anatomical #paleo #prehistoric #paleontology #darwin #evolution #biology #wildlife August 11, 2015 at 11:09PM via:

The Anatomy of Sesshomaru:
Important True & Human Form Information

Note that this is not a complete anatomical breakdown - this only covers salient points about my version of Sesshomaru that is not described in canon. Please message me if you would like to use this :v


Mokomokosama is physically connected to his body at the shoulder. Though relatively inert, the fur serves as a reflexive weapon from time to time depending on need. Sesshomaru’s human body has muscular reflexes not seen in normal humans, as his back comprises of panniculus muscles that stem from mokomokosama. 

What this means is that when his back muscles twitch and clench, so will the fur that is connected to them. It also means that Sesshomaru’s back can (and does) flicker imperceptibly in response to certain stimuli. The panniculus muscles in his back are an evolutionary effect of his dog form that doesn’t fade with the shift. 

These muscles are designed to contract and release in order to shake off vermin like flies (and fleas) and are layered just beneath the skin (meaning they aren’t deep tissue muscles) and they react whenever the coat hairs are disturbed at the end. In his human form however, they serve little purpose and usually only flicker as a sign of nerves, malcontent, or frustration. The result of which often makes mokomoko shiver, or even twitch at the end as though it were a tail, thus adding to the frequent confusion that the fluff is, in fact, Sesshomaru’s too-long tail. (It isn’t.)

Mokomoko is flesh and bone, meaning if it is cut or severed, Sesshomaru does feel this and this does take time to heal. However, mokomoko is more fluff than anything else and it usually takes some digging through poof to find the skin, so the various scars born by mokomoko are hard to find unless you notice the spots where the fur grows in a slightly differentiated angle.

On a fun note, one can tell if they’ve succeeded in startling Sesshomaru, as the fur will rise and poof out rather like a hyena mane (or a cat’s bottle brushed tail) sometimes this is very subtle - sometimes, its very obvious, though more often than not this has to do with true, pure anger - meaning the bigger mokomokosama is when he’s fighting, the more pissed off he is. 

Mokomoko hates rain and dries out like a pomeranian. Sesshomaru tends to hide after rainfall, jussayin.


The only thing you need to know about this is that while in his true form, Sesshomaru communicates telepathically by projecting his thoughts. This can be a wide projection (heard by all around him) or private (heard by only those it is meant for) and is designated by {{ }} in threads.

Um guys I am really flattered that y'all like so much my sketches but please don’t use them as reference for anatomy? They are REALLY far from being anatomically accurate and its not a good idea to use them because your anatomy will get jumbled up and your future art teachers will make fun of you
I allow myself a lot of freedom in my sketches because I took very intense anatomical drawing classes and undderstand how things work so I can stylize it but you should not do that it’s a bad idea


ROA - “CARRION” in Backwoods Gallery

The Beligum-based ROA, who was recently featured on MOCAtv, has a new exhibition in Melbourne at the Backwoods Gallery entitled Carrion. Fans down under may remember his last showing in Oz in 2010 (covered), but this time the street artist took it up a notch with his installations. Along with his anatomical dissections of native species with his brushstrokes, the art was surrounded by tanks filled with decaying creatures and skeletal remains. [Via]