Tag Archives: animals

all kinds of mammoths

Regular readers of this blog know that Twilight Beasts (“exploring the magnificent world  of lost Pleistocene beasts”) is one of our favorite Other Blogs.  All Pleistoscene beasts, from dire wolves to Nebraska camels, are aces in my book, and many … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: the royal lizard

You are cordially invited to spend the weekend in the palace– your tour guide will be The Royal Lizard.  He looks like a monitor of some kind, possibly even a Komodo dragon, but he is most definitely royal.  Enjoy your … Continue reading

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 insulted camels

Today I made some digital art/ out of a layout that was insulting to camels/ (accidentally, I hope.)

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essential neighborhood characters

If you have domestic animals in your story, whether in fiction or real life, you have a neighborhood veterinarian. And every vet practice needs an office cat. This is Bumper, newly employed in that position at our own vet’s office.

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blue koi are hungry koi

Two squares of blue koi feeding in a local park during a March rain. (Fuji X-T10 with the 60mm f/2.4, tweaks to contrast and saturation for that Japanese style koi effect.)

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animal world (two quarters)

Animal World. Two Quarters. Pink Elephant. (Count this as a critical success.)

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troll-cat sighting

Now that we’ve determined that in sketchbook world, a three eyed humanoid character is a troll and a three eyed beastie is a troll animal, the current label for Yum Yum Ale (from local artisan brewery Three Floyd’s Brewing) features … Continue reading

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ink snippets

A couple of inked snippets to go with yesterday’s penciled ones. Above, the Black Chicken.  Below, a very small drawing of Iowa being enthusiastic about a new book.

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happy lunar new year!

Happy Year of the Rooster, or Cockerel if you choose, from the Black Chicken and everyone here in Kekionga.  May the Black Chicken lead you to everything you wish, this year and every year. (The Black Chicken of Kekionga is … Continue reading

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the pink lizard of minor illness

I have a cold, so please accept this pink glass lizard.  Extra points if you can tell me where I was when I took its photograph.

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