So, it seems I have a thing for jellyfish. They've always been fun and enjoyable to draw and the reason why I started to draw them was their shape: their roundish top and they long wavy tentacles, I love drawing round shapes and long, flowing, curvy lines so drawing jellies came naturally to me. I never felt any special connection to them as I do to some other animals (I love all kinds of forest critters, bears, foxes, wolves, birds etc), I was only attracted to them because of their simple shape that is fun to draw. But recently I wanted to find out more about them (since I already spend some much time depicting them I might as well learn a bit about the creatures, right?) and I found out they are really fascinating animals. For example, did you know there was a type of jellyfish that is believed to be biologically immortal (appropriately named immortal jellyfish)? Also, it was interesting to read about many other random jellyfish related information such as extensive use of jellyfish collagen in medicine and beauty industry (anti-aging products.) Anyway, I still don't feel a deeper connection to these fascinating sea dwellers other than a desire to draw them but at least I know a little bit more about them.
Above you can see my latest ink drawing inspired by meduza (as we call them in Croatian) and below you can see some of the jelly inspired illustrations and drawings I did over the last 5 years.