Thistlescapes



Although my background is in oil and digital painting, I enjoy playing with photo apps on my iPhone. For my 40th birthday, my wife Michelle spoiled me with a new iPhone 5 and and an Olloclip. The Olloclip has 4 lenses which slide over my iPhone’s camera: a fisheye, a wide angle, and two different macros: 10x and 15x. 

I am no photographer, I’m a painter. But here are some thistlescapes I created last weekend with the Olloclip and sometimes the Circular app, Halftone app or with an Instagram filter. 










 

16.07.14
Today marks the 7th Blogiversary of The Flying Trilobite! http:// glendonmellow.blogspot.com

Today marks the 7th Blogiversary of The Flying Trilobite! http:// glendonmellow.blogspot.com

08.03.14
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Merry Darwin Day everyone! 
“Darwin Took Steps” by Glendon Mellow http://glendonmellow.com

Merry Darwin Day everyone!
“Darwin Took Steps” by Glendon Mellow http://glendonmellow.com

12.02.14
Saying good-bye to 2013 on Symbiartic, the art and science blog on Scientific American! And what better way than with new Trilobite Boy art? Hit the link to see the final version! 
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/symbiartic/2013/12/30/escaping-2013/

Saying good-bye to 2013 on Symbiartic, the art and science blog on Scientific American! And what better way than with new Trilobite Boy art? Hit the link to see the final version!
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/symbiartic/2013/12/30/escaping-2013/

30.12.13
Trilobite Boy work-in-progress. Messing with my Intuos Creative Stylus and ArtRage for iPad. #sciart http://t.co/2MeSJMYQ04

Trilobite Boy work-in-progress. Messing with my Intuos Creative Stylus and ArtRage for iPad. #sciart http://t.co/2MeSJMYQ04

07.12.13
Tylosaurus Reef. Oil on canvas. 
See the “Making of” post here: 
http://glendonmellow.blogspot.ca/2011/03/making-of-tylosaurus-reef.html

Tylosaurus Reef. Oil on canvas.
See the “Making of” post here:
http://glendonmellow.blogspot.ca/2011/03/making-of-tylosaurus-reef.html

06.12.13
Trilobite Boy doesn’t get acne: he gets cracks in his carapace. Soooo embarrassing. 

Pencil in Moleskine, preparing for iPad painting.

Trilobite Boy doesn’t get acne: he gets cracks in his carapace. Soooo embarrassing.

Pencil in Moleskine, preparing for iPad painting.

04.12.13

In university I was asked regularly what I was smoking or doing to come up with ideas in my paintings. 

Answer was I was reading biology.

15.07.13
My pencil drawing of the Incredible Hulk’s Anatomy, painted using ArtRage Studio Pro. Quite proud of how this fanart did last year. Appeared on my Scientific American Blog Symbiartic then became an Image of the Week on SciAm, as well as appearing on io9 and a ton of other sites which I catalogued in the comments here. I don’t do fanart very often, so it was nice to see this prove to be so popular with Avengers fans. Hulk © Marvel Comics, this fanart © Glendon Mellow.

My pencil drawing of the Incredible Hulk’s Anatomy, painted using ArtRage Studio Pro. 

Quite proud of how this fanart did last year. Appeared on my Scientific American Blog Symbiartic then became an Image of the Week on SciAm, as well as appearing on io9 and a ton of other sites which I catalogued in the comments here

I don’t do fanart very often, so it was nice to see this prove to be so popular with Avengers fans. 

Hulk © Marvel Comics, this fanart © Glendon Mellow.

09.06.13
Tip-Top Steam-Powered Robot by Glendon Mellow. Pencil drawing, painted on my iPhone 4 using the Sketch Club app. More at The Flying Trilobite.

Tip-Top Steam-Powered Robot by Glendon Mellow.
Pencil drawing, painted on my iPhone 4 using the Sketch Club app. More at The Flying Trilobite.

06.06.13