My work “Lords of the Ice Age” appears in this month’s issue (July 2023) of New Scientist magazine!
My illustration for the Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp has made the cover of the summer 2023 issue of ‘Horror Zine’. You can check it out on Amazon. (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C47Q56CB/ref=sr_1_1?crid=I1YE18RKALLB&keywords=horror+zine+magazine+summer+2023&qid=1683292327&sprefix=horror+zine+magazine+summer+2023%2Caps%2C163&sr=8-1)
A Scientific American article, entitled “A ‘De-Extinction’ Company Wants to Bring Back the Dodo” features my work “Dodo Bird”
You can check it out here: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/tech-company-invests-150m-to-bring-back-the-dodo/
My paleoart work Sabre Tooth Pounce now appears on the cover of a Wild Environmental Science kit called “Extreme Big Cats of the World”. It a kit that contains various educational materials as well as a 3D puzzle. I found a copy in my local hobby store…check out the photo I took:
My work “Buffalo Hunt” appears on the cover of the new book by Rick Gilmore. You can check the book out here: Echoes thru the Thunder
My work “The Long Journey Home” now appears on the cover of the book “Echoes thru the Wind” by Rick Gilmore. Check it out on Amazon!
This work is turning out to be the go-to image for Mammoth related news articles in science publications. You can check out it’s appearance in a Live Science article here: Woolly mammoths survived on mainland North America until 5,000 years ago, DNA reveals
My work, Dire wolf appears on the cover of Deep in the Wild: Dire Wolves, a novel by author Gerry Griffiths. You can check out the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Wild-Wolves-Gerry-Griffiths-ebook/dp/B09CZHD8CP/. The work is altered a bit for the cover, but if you want to see what the original looks like: https://daniel-eskridge.pixels.com/featured/dire-wolf-daniel-eskridge.html.
It’s always nice to spot one of my art works in my newsfeed. This one is in an article on Phys.org by the University of Cambridge. Check it out: https://phys.org/news/2021-10-humans-woolly-mammoths-extinctclimate.html
Also, the same image is being used in a similar article on EOS.org: https://eos.org/articles/mammoths-lost-their-steppe-habitat-to-climate-change?mkt_tok=OTg3LUlHVC01NzIAAAGA-uNkx9a4-H3pgLOr9CBdgse2spAgJ2ziob1qVeAHvtYUVztplHm8Gmuq73Y8w18sQKTETxsn927MVUBshsH9eEvIYWKT4lwSrHPOsQ
Rarible is a marketplace for digital collectibles. That means you can buy digital art there, but you are not just buying copy of the image. You are buying a certified version, that is the “original” (…or limited edition)
Wait? What? How do you do that with digital images? …Enter NFTs
NFT (Non Fungible Tokens)
They sound like some sort of medication for curing toe fungus. But, no, are not that. Rather, they are akin to crypto currency. You’ve probably heard of Bitcoin, the most famous of these. There’s another kind called Etherium. Etherium however is more than just currency, it’s also a record keeping system. In the case of NFTs, the Etherium network keeps track of who owns an NFT.
So, in effect, and NFT is a virtual Certificate of Authenticity (and ownership). So if you buy the NFT, then you own the digital image that is attached to it. It’s much like owning the original of a real world painting. You own it (but you don’t necessarily own the copyright).
Buying and NFT
To buy an NFT on Rarible is not quite as straight forward as providing your credit card number. You have to use Etherium to make a purchase. That requires installing a digital wallet like Metamask, and then funding that wallet using an exchange like Coinbase.
It’s analagous to exchanging U.S. dollers for Euros, then having a special purse you use when traveling in Europe to hold those Euros.
Anyway, it’s new and interesting. Right now, I only have one work there: Sorceress and Dragon. As it cost about $45 to list a work at the moment, I’m not going to be putting much there. You can find my profile on Rarible here: https://rarible.com/danieleskridge