May 1, 2012

day three-hundred-and-sixty-five - ???

a few people have asked me what i was going to draw for the final animal. and i had no idea. i sure wasn't going to put in any extra effort - why should i draw something special? it's just another day. obviously this project comes across as way more meaningful than it is.

but then i had a great idea. until now i have depicted animals i like. why not depict one i hate? i would art-ify the most evil and destructive of all animals...

humans. truly despicable characters.

but then i thought. who am i, the adelaide zoo? i'm not that lame. i'm lamer. and so i end with just another animal...

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a mountain gazelle. just another antelope (and no i am not nude [and no, if you really need to know i am not actually an antelope {NOR do i really look like one - a failure all 'round}])

farewell no-one. i am a scientist now, and thus must give up on art.


April 30, 2012

day three-hundred-and-sixty-four - superb parrot

simply superb

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ohmigosh! they are also known as barraband's parrot. they are MY parrot!

well at least they belong to my band. when i start one. in the future. and convince my bandmates to name the band after me...

ok so maybe not. but i could always steal one (that's ALWAYS an option).


April 29, 2012

day three-hundred-and-sixty-three - whitemargin unicornfish

what a strange mash of words that name is

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and what a strange mash of bits the resulting fish is

i love that things like this exist. and the fat ones look even funnier (well, fat or perspective. you be the judge)

actually i'm not sure my caption is true. best things are indeed weird things, but not all weird things are the best things - in fact some are gross, creepy and dangerous.

oh well it's too late to change it now. it's probably best to go with it. so remember, ALL WEIRD THINGS ARE THE BEST. fact.


April 28, 2012

day three-hundred-and-sixty-two - lady amherst's pheasant

and what a lady she is

(even the male ladies)

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these guys/gals have so much more detail and beauty to them (to wit), i just decided to falsely depict them is all. either that or i'm sleepy/didn't want to

i'll never tell


April 27, 2012

day three-hundred-and-sixty-one - black-winged stilt

these guys look dumb. but in a good way

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a what-is-a-bird-of-that-tiny-size-doing-on-such-long-legs kind of way.

i'm sure you've come across that style of dumb before.

also 'legs eleven' is officially the best compliment ever, especially when yelled at you as you walk home from school...


p.s. and oh my GOD i wish i had legs that fluoro

April 26, 2012

day three-hundred-and-sixty - azure kingfisher

yum yum yum fish

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do kingfishers eat fish? i sure hope so. even better if they eat kingfish.

the coolest thing i know about this guy is that he has white lores (the lore is the area between the eye and the nostrils on a bird [amongst other animals]). now this is pretty inconspicuous until  he looks straight at you and BAM - double eyes! real eyes and ghost eyes.

cool. as are his fluoro feet.