August 31, 2011

day one-hundred-and-twenty-one - miscellaneous

no time. just enjoy. QUICK!

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cute. definitely drawing more of these guys. please also note my incredible punning skills.

xj

August 30, 2011

day one-hundred-and-twenty - coati

i love coatis. if you ever go to south america you will too. they kind of have scary teeth but are mostly crazy adorable...

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as a fan of raccoons and red pandas, naturally i am also drawn to coatis. but i have already professed my love of bandito animals here.

they are apparently also known as the 'brazilian aardvark'. oh really brazil? then how come this angry guy was all caged up in peru?

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oh... they stole it from you? sorry brazil... at least you'll always have abacaxi (i.e. the best thing about brazil)!

in case you were wondering what a hog-nosed coon, pizote, crackoon or snookum bear are; they are all the same thing (consult pictures above). although that is according to wikipedia, so coatis are probably 'also known as' fatsookas and schnozwozzles too.

xj

August 29, 2011

day one-hundred-and-nineteen - spinifex pigeon

i have no explanation for this:

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but its grandeur is undeniable, am i right?

and such wise words!

xj

p.s. if you, like hundreds of my other (imaginary) fans are wondering how i choose my animals each day then here's today's genesis: the mantis told me to look up a spinifex pigeon. TA-DA! how magical and excitingly creative i am!

August 28, 2011

day one-hundred-and-eighteen - striped marlin

one day i'll draw a full animal...

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or more likely i won't because i don't much thought into these pictures. this guy just looked cool and ripe for the copying.

yep. that's all.

xj

August 27, 2011

day one-hundred-and-seventeen - "the leaptitude of a bobcat"

you may think "huh?" but it speaks for itself really...

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if you still don't understand maybe this will help.

although i suspect it's more about the climbatude of the bobcat than the leaptitude.

xj

August 26, 2011

day one-hundred-and-sixteen - potto

i'm not creepy, these are actually called 'softly softly' for some reason...

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i'm going to employ some good parenting and encourage you to look it up for yourself instead of asking me why this is the case. that's what my dad did and look how learned i am!

learned enough to not know the background of pottos...

xj

August 25, 2011

day one-hundred-and-fifteen - noisy miner

walking home from work today i saw so many freaking rainbow lorikeets. but i already drew one of those so i've drawn the next best thing (i.e. the next most prevalent bird in the tree this afternoon):

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a noisy miner.

we are seriously lucky here in australia. sure we don't get to see toucans or macaws but on a casual stroll i got to see scores of lorikeets and a galah perched in a tree-hole.

awesome. xj

August 24, 2011

day one-hundred-and-fourteen - cardinal

what's cool about a cardinal apart from the way it looks? well it is the official bird of seven states in the usa - either there aren't many birds in america or the cardinal is super cool.

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i'm going to go with the latter. i like how this looks like a stamp but without having to go through the trouble of making a stamp.

continuing with facts:

- both lady cardinals and man-dinals sing, which is not the norm for songbirds. usually it's just the males
- only the males are red. but its ok, for as nat geo tries to spin it, "females are an attractive tan/grey". sorry nat geo did you just say attractive grey? just spit it out, it sucks to be a lady
- or DOES IT? man cardinals feed their monogamous partners while they egg-sit. sweet! catered on claw and... foot claw?

what a rollercoaster ride this was. well, until next animal...

xj