colored pencil, ink and paint pen
9”x12” bristol board • prints and merch here!
Third and largest of the terrestrial planets, the cradle of life and the “blue gem” of the solar system, also known as Earth or Terra, here she takes her name from the Greek goddess of the earth: the great Gaia. Of all the planets so far illustrated, she is the only one represented by a truly wild “breed:” Przewalski’s Horse. With her rocky terrain and thick atmosphere, in appearance she is somewhere between her terrestrial neighbors and the huge gas giants—while her eyes and nostrils glow red in reference to Earth’s fiery core. She alone shows the signs of life: artificial illumination from human cities can be seen on the dark side of her face. This unique aspect is also reflected in her border, with its flowing, floral pattern.
ORIGINAL SOLD—but you’ll be able to see Gaia in person at the Midwest Furfest art show this December by generous allowance from her owner.
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