October 31, 2011

day one-hundred-and-eighty-two - the bat

voila!

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he is 'the bat' because the book i (loosely) drew him from didn't name the species, just bats in general.
 just havin' a bat chat...

xj

October 30, 2011

day one-hundred-and-eighty-one - irish elk

in the red corner, at 6.9ft tall and with the largest antlers of any known deer is MEGALOCEROS GIGANTEUS!

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in the blue corner is CLIMATE CHANGE and HUMAN BEINGS (and unwieldy and high maintenance antlers...).

giant deer loses.

xj

p.s. i now can answer if i would draw dinosaurs and prehistoric megafauna... yes.

October 29, 2011

day one-hundred-and-eighty - fox

think outside the fox

© jem barratt

kind of looks like a wolf. that's cool, i guess, seeing as they are both from the same family. foxes look a little more catty than wolves though.

and that's a scientific fact.

as usual, i had intended to draw a cartoony picture but instead drew another realistic felt-tip sketch. how thrilling of me. i am certainly trying my hardest to broaden my skills and create a diversely interesting blog.

anyway, i'm off (like a fox in the night)

xj

October 28, 2011

day one-hundred-and-seventy-nine - octopus

here you go...

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now don't be calling two octopuses "those octopi" because you'd be mixing your languages. octopus is of greek origin, but the '-i' plural is of latin origin. to keep it all greek, the correct plural ending is '-es'.

goooo etymology! now if i could just combine etymology with entomology...

xj

October 27, 2011

day one-hundred-and-seventy-eight - tuatara

i fully intended to write nothing on today's post, because i just can't be bothered. but instead i drew a cool lizard...

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they're from new zealand and they have cool heads.

uh-huh.

xj

October 26, 2011

day one-hundred-and-seventy-seven - orangutan

in phoenix suns colours no less

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he looks more than a little odd, but i like the eyes.

xj

October 25, 2011

day one-hundred-and-seventy-six - polar bear

yep, a second polar bear. but the first one was, frankly, shit. so yay for improvement!

© jem barratt

plus, the dire situation polar bears find themselves in earns them at least three more places on this blog.

he looks like one of those full dead animal rugs... and yet, he is ALIVE!

exciting hey?
xj

October 23, 2011

day one-hundred-and-seventy-four - copper shark?

to be fair, the picture i drew this from didn't name the species, so it may be completely wrong...

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such is life.

xj

October 22, 2011