Saturday, May 10, 2008

Day 13 of 21 IF: Electricity


Eli was mortified when it was found out his true source of energy.

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Managed to squeeze out 2 drawings tonight, one I'll share, the other I won't (don't like the way it turned out, but keeping it in the archive to look back on).

When I first saw the IF topic for this week, I immediately thought of electric eels.
Here are a few neat facts:

– Electric eels can put out a charge of up to 500 volts

– they can grow to 8 feet long

– the eels use their "power" not only to stun their prey, but to communicate with one another and to orient themselves in the water

– the electric eel is not a true eel, but part of a group of electrical fish, which include electric catfish and the Asian knifefish

Have a good weekend, and Happy Mothers Day to all you moms or moms-to-be!

17 comments:

sheree said...

LOL - that is too funny!!! really great expression and love the crab at the bottom. :)

NANCY LEFKO said...

what a face !! fun piece....nicely done.

carli said...

That's funny! I love his expression

Paola said...

hehe! that's hilarious! Eli the electric eel ^.^
I really like the way you draw animals and I love that you added such an interesting information!

Although in Argentina we cellebrate Mother's Day in October thank you for the greetings :)

Monica said...

Great expression on that eel, Tom, she seems quite shocked (no pun intended!)
You are quite good at capturing feelings in your drawings...

Bee said...

Great idea! Really like the extra detail in here too (the shape of the rock, fishes and crab).

Tom Barrett said...

Thanks, everyone, for the great comments! Always appreciated and encouraging.

Lisa M Griffin said...

Really fun sketch and interesting facts about eels. Thanks for sharing.

Itziar San Vicente said...

I love the idea!

Kelly Light said...

Fun drawing! Hope that's a GFI outlet!

Alicia Padrón said...

I don't know what is happening with my internet connections but is sooo slow is driving me nuts. I really though i commented already on this wonderful ell Tom!

This is really perfect! I absolutely love it, its soo funny and cute at the same time. Great job friend :o)

Alicia Padrón said...

Hi Tom, me again :o)

I have tagged you for a special kind of meme. "A day in the life of Tom Barret" Check it out at my blog. :o)

Lori said...

Tom,
hee hee! Great motion and emotion from your eel! Clever idea!

sketched out said...

Love it!!! Eli is adorable (Eli, hee hee, good name.)

You I almost did an electric eel as well. But I couldn't think of anything cute for him to be doing. Yours rocks! Clever idea and great drawing.

princesstomato said...

really cute, and love the facts!

teri

RyanLoghry said...

Very fluid, organic looking eel, and awesome job on the background. I love that rock texture. Good job Tom.

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