Sunday, April 25, 2010

Five More Mammals

A drumstick-carrying springhaas. It must be from a little sparrow or something; kind of sad I guess.

I'm embarrassed to admit that I forgot what this Chacoan peccary is supposed to be eating. I think it's a Rice Krispy treat, or a sponge... At least she has nice red shoes.

Southern giraffes love candy corn almost as much as noncandy corn. I wonder if they've ever tried to make candy corn on the cob.

The pacarana (different than the paca previously seen here) has a glass of grape juice. And a fine cap.

No, I didn't forget the dorsal fin, and it's not under her dress. This is a finless porpoise, not a beluga. She's eating some red licorice.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

I needed a little something to cleanse my art palette after all the gouache mammals. I did a little watercolor doodle for Earth Day. Not that it has anything to do with it specifically, but it does have birds! Chestnut-naped forktail is jealous of roseate spoonbill. I don't like the way the girl came out, I need a new way to draw faces.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mammals Small and Gnawy

A naked mole rat about to have a tiny fish steak.

This is a rabbit viscacha. Very cute little animals who enjoy horchata.

A golden mole grips a yam. Or is it a sweet potato? I always forget the difference between them.

Here's a kangaroo rat with a radish.

Last in this batch is a white faced tree rat. This is a species of spiny rat (they have pokey little hairs mixed in). She's got a blueberry bagel.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Still Hungry

A mountain beaver (not to be confused with regular beavers) is a primitive rodent. This one is a churro fan.

This one does not look good this big. I apologize for the messy koala; the actual painting is probably the smallest one so far, and is about 3/4ths of an inch high. At least she's proud of her curly fry.

A bonneted Atlantic white-sided dolphin is about to sip her magical underwater pink lemonade. I made the head look more like a bottlenose though; they have less prominent rostrum.

Little Red Riding solenodon takes a cheddar biscuit to grandma's house. They are strange animals.

You can see that I painted this one before Easter. This orangutan has some Peeps. I'll admit, orangutans are not my favorite animals, but all other apes are too dark to show up well on the black paper. Sorry, Pongo.