Saturday, March 30, 2013

089: Flower Horn Fish


It never really occurred to me that there were so many fish out there that have just been messed with to create these highly deformed breeds purely for decoration purposes... UGH. 

365 Days of Animals
089: Flower Horn Fish
Pen/Ink/Digital

Friday, March 29, 2013

088: Flamingo


Happy Friday! Don't you wish you were chilling in some warm body of water with this cutie?

365 Days of Animals
088: Flamingo
Pen/Ink/Digital

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

085: Fennec Fox


These little big-eared guys are kinda a big fave of mine. The cuuuuuuteness! Enh!

365 Days of Animals
085: Fennec Fox
Pen/Ink/Digital

Monday, March 25, 2013

084: Falanouc


I wish I could use the fat stored in my tail to survive the winter months!

365 Days of Animals
084: Falanouc
Pen/Ink/Digital

083: Erect-Crested Penguin


I never knew there were Penguins in New Zealand! They're like little punk-rock penguins!

365 Days of Animals
083: Erect-Crested Penguin
Pen/Ink/Digital

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

080: Elk


I wonder if they ever have balance issues with that gigunda antler on their head one day and then gone the next...

365 Days of Animals
080: Elk
Pen/Ink/Digital

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

079: Elephant Hawk Moth


So pretty! (Photo by Rachel Lucie Johns)

365 Days of Animals
079: Elephant Hawk Moth
Pen/Ink/Digital

078: African Elephant


So strange about their teeth. I guess they slowly wear down and shift down until they fall out and then new ones grow in their place. 

365 Days of Animals
078: African Elephant
Pen/Ink/Digital

Sunday, March 17, 2013

076: Eel


The hiding out in shallow waters thing gives me the creeps. I would be freaked out for life if I accidentally stepped on one! (sorry for that visual!!)

365 Days of Animals
076: Eel
Pen/Ink/Digital

Saturday, March 16, 2013

075: Echidnas



What cuties! They're one of those combo-animals where it looks like a platypus + Hedgehog + Anteater all got together.

365 Days of Animals
075: Echidnas
Pen/Ink/Digital

Friday, March 15, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

072: Dumbo Octopus


These cuties seem like they would be teeny and cute, but they're kinda huge! Definitely something you swim away from if you're in the deep part of the ocean...

365 Days of Animals
072: Dumbo Octopus
Pen/Ink/Digital

Spring Cards

No-bunny Like You

Not Amused

I haven't posted much other than my daily animal blog posts in a long time! I do have some more things to share soon, but I thought I would show a few spring-time/Easter-y cards that I put up on the shop. You might recognize the little angora bunny from a daily animal post! There's a few others that I have made into cards that I'll show soon. Busybusybusy!



Tuesday, March 12, 2013

071: Dormouse


Lewis Carroll's dormouse in Alice in Wonderland totally makes more sense now.

365 Days of Animals
071: Dormouse
Pen/Ink/Digital

Monday, March 11, 2013

070: Cicada


I read this article earlier, about how the cicadas are coming to the East coast this Spring and I immediately had to draw a cicada. They totally freak me out. That noise! The shedding of their skin! The millions of them at once! Ah!

365 Days of Animals
070: Cicada
Pen/Ink/Digital

p.s. I'm mesmerized by this .gif of a cicada shedding its skin:


Sunday, March 10, 2013

069: Dik-Dik


+Small Antelope that lives in Africa
+Named for the alarm calls of the females
+The black spot beneath their eyes is a gland that produces a sticky secretion that they use to mark their territory with (weird!)
+Herbivores (I knew they would be my friends)
+The Cutest!

365 Days of Animals
069: Dik-Dik
Pen/Ink/Digital

Saturday, March 9, 2013

068: Desman



Such a strange animal! They're cute in the aww-poor-blind little dude way, but then you get to the tail and the claws and the weird nose and they kinda creep me out. They're like giant mole-rats. 

365 Days of Animals
068: Desman
Pen/Ink/Digital

Friday, March 8, 2013

067: Death's Head Hawkmoth


This moth is SO COOL. Also, it is the moth used in The Silence of the Lambs, and that is why it looks so familiar!

365 Days of Animals
067: Death's Head Hawkmoth
Pen/Ink/Digital

Happy Friday!
xo,
Michelle

Thursday, March 7, 2013

066: Dalmatian



So I didn't want to do too many different breeds of domestic dogs or cats in this 365 project, mainly because I just illustrated a whole bunch last year for my dog and cat calendars that I made and I draw cats all the time, but there will be a few that sneak in.  Like Dalmatians.  I'm very much NOT a dog-person (cats forever!), and I think I have only really warmed up to dogs since living in NYC, from seeing them walking around everywhere or playing in dog-runs. Dalmatians are pretty cute. Probably one of my favorite breeds of dogs (Huskys are the prettiest and will make an appearance here at some point...)

365 Days of Animals
066: Dalmatian
Pen/Ink/Digital

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

065: Coyote



Hooray for day 65! Only 300 more to go, ha! I'm mighty impressed with myself for sticking to this project, and still finding it fun to do everyday. Usually things lose my attention pretty quickly, so um, that's a relief!

365 Days of Animals
065: Coyote
Pen/Ink/Digital

Monday, March 4, 2013

063: Coral Snake



That's everyone's worst nightmare right? A super-venomous snake biting you and just never ever letting go? 

365 Days of Animals
063: Coral Snake
Pen/Ink/Digital

Sunday, March 3, 2013

062: Colugo


This goes into the "I never knew this animal existed before this project" category. They're kinda cute! 

365 Days of Animals
062: Colugo
Pen/Ink/Digital

Saturday, March 2, 2013

061: Cockatoo



These are such funny birds! Their feather mohawks!

365 Days of Animals
061: Cockatoo (Pink Cockatoo or Major Mitchell's Cockatoo)
Pen/Ink/Digital

Friday, March 1, 2013

060: Eastern Diamondback Snake


Yikes. No thanks!

365 Days of Animals
060: Eastern Diamondback Snake
Pen/Ink/Digital

Happy Friday! 
xo,
Michelle