Found out some cool things about bats while looking up reference photos: -there are species of bat ranging from smaller than a humming bird to having a 6 ft wing span
-apparently bats make up a quarter to a third of all mammal species. -Bats eat insects that carry disease and that threaten crops as well as pollinating several types of cacti. -most species of bats in the States are now being threatened by a fungus that attacks while they are hibernating and literally eats their flesh 😢
In conclusion...be nice to bats, they’re cool as fuck
A small look into how thinking and drawing are happening simultaneously in an erratic way. I think there might still be some decent ideas in there so it’s nice to keep these process vids to possibly mine for stuff later on. This extra bat drawing will be one of the bonus prints available only with the Complete Drawlloween Collection 2019 available for pre-order from davequiggle.com .
“Mariposa de carne” #leyendasgraficas
Según cuenta un mito, tzinacan nace del semen y la sangre derramados por Quetzalcóatl en uno de sus autosacrificios. Es enviado entonces a que muerda el órgano genital de la diosa Xochiquétzal, y una vez que se lo arranca, lo entrega a los dioses, quienes lo lavan, y de esa agua nacen flores olorosas. Luego lo llevan al inframundo y ahí Mictlantecuhtli, señor de los muertos, lo vuelve a lavar y de esa agua nace el cempoalxóchitl, flor de los muertos.
According to a myth, Tzinacan is born from semen and blood spilled by Quetzalcoatl in one of its self-sacrifices. It is then sent to bite the genital organ of the goddess Xochiquétzal, and once it is torn off, she delivers it to the gods, who washed it, and from that water smelling flowers were born. Then they take him to the underworld and there Mictlantecuhtli, lord of the dead, washes it again and from that water the cempoalxochitl, flower of the dead, is born.
Tomado de María Teresa Muñoz Espinosa, “El culto al dios Murciélago en mesoamérica”, Arqueología Mexicana núm. 80, pp. 17 - 23.