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Wednesday, February 20, 2019


We are back!  This mythical beast theme has been a lot of fun to post so far!  Outside of Hogwarts, Narnia and Middle Earth, these critters don't get much attention, so I'm happy to shine a spotlight on them and even happier that Animal Alphabets gave so many artists a forum to share them on!  Hopefully, other creators out there will be inspired to put these creature to page or even in more dimensional forms!  But hey, we still need to get to today's art, so saddle up and give it a gander!  Enjoy...

The Centaur.  Half man, half horse.  Ain't much more to it than that.  Clearly, this is going to be a very interesting "Birds & Bees" speech when Mama Centaur comes home!  Centaurs play a big role in many fantasy realms, most notably those of Narnian origin, but they've appeared in other mediums as well.  The Centaur I tend to remember best is the cyclopian one that the great Ray Harryhausen did for The Golden Voyage of Sinbad.  He was a true master of not only special effects but creature design as well.  His creatures were amazing and looked as if they could work in the real world.  I'm honored to say I met him way back when and cherish the brief moment I spent with him.

And we're done for this week.  Next week, we'll wrap things up for February with a scaly tribute to a sweet comic!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019


Here we are again!  At the midway point of February already!  Well, I can't really chalk this one up to any kind of weird speed up in time.  It's a short month.  The middle comes quicker in February!  But hey, you're not here to debate quantum physics.  You wanna see another mythical beast!  At least I hope you do.  It's okay to lie and say you do even if you stumbled on here accidentally while looking up cat vids, I'll totally be cool with it!  Anyway, here's the next beastie!  Enjoy...

The dreaded Basilisk!  A terrifying snake-like creature with a poisonous bite and deadly stare!  In some mythologies,  the Basilisk has short legs while others depict it as a straight snake.  The stare also has differences among the myths as some claim its stare can turn a victim to stone, much like a Gorgon, while others claim it merely paralyses a victim.  Either way, I think we can all be thankful this critter doesn't currently exist.  People have a hard enough time leaving regular snakes be, let alone giant ones that can kill you by merely making eye contact!

And that's all for this particular week!  Be sure to come back next time to see a figurative horse of another color!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019


Welcome to February CRAZIES!!!  We made it through another dreary January and I'd say the wait was worth it!  Know why?  Because now we know the fun of Spring and is that much closer!  Boysenberry Fest!  WonderCon!  Easter!  Shamrock Shake Season!  Do I really need to go on?  But first, we do have to get through February which has its own fun to be had if we're gonna be fair about things.  So let's dive in with some fun art kicking off a fun month with creatures of legendary proportion!  Enjoy...

The mighty Alphyn. The body of a lion with the arms of an eagle (which is weird as an eagle's arms are actually wings, thus making the alphyn a four-legged animal), an exceptionally long tongue and a knot tied in its tail.  Okay, I'm gonna be honest folks.  This isn't a very practical creature.  Its front legs would stymie any kind of fast movement and its long tongue would probably hinder chewing.  Don't even want to know how the tail got knotted!  But hey!  It's mythical!  That's still cool, right?  Today's art came about from the great Twitter art collective Animal Alphabets, which picks a new theme every round of letters.  This particular round revolved around creatures of ancient mythology, which happens to be among my favorite subjects to read up on!  The Alphyn is a creature I often mixed up with a Gryphon, so it was nice to get things cleared up!

And that's all for today!  The whole month's gonna be mythical creatures, so I hope y'all are ready for some fantasy!  Be sure to "slither" back next week for more mythical fun!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019


And January is done!  In two days!  For all intents and purposes, the month is over though as it'll be February by the time we come back!  But we still gotta send January 2019 off in style, so I saved the best for last!  Also, this was the order I drew most of these in, so it's really more luck than anything.  Anyway, here's the art!  Enjoy...

One of the disadvantages of being extremely fluffy is that people can't always tell which end talks and which end, well, does the other stuff.  Poodles, Persian Cats and Angora Rabbits go through this humiliation constantly, as do sheep!  Pinch Punch Post again came up with this theme and I just couldn't help but riff on it a bit with a play on the over-fluffiness of lambs!  This was another post that got a great response on Twitter, so I'm happy to finally post a polished verion of it on to the blog!

And that's all she wrote for January 2019!  Be sure to come back next week for more CRAZY mayhem to get February off on the right foot!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019


Time is ticking down on January folks!  Don't be sad.  Everyone knows that January is the armpit of the year!  Now we can start getting on to the good stuff, like the coming Con Season!  But until then, we still gotta wrap things up and there's two weeks left.  So let's keep the party going!  Enjoy...

There's really nothing to this sketch.  It was another Pinch Punch Post theme that really pushed me a bit.  I hadn't drawn too many elephants, or any animals really, until I started jumping in on these Twitter collectives.  In the end, I'm glad I did.  They helped me stretch my skills as an artist, connect with new artists and friends and best of all, given me material for my blog!  All in all, it's a win for everyone!

That's all for now.  We'll be back next time to finish off January with some big laughs!  So be sure to come back!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019


It's Hump Week on Hump Day yo!  So bust out some Humpty D and do the Humpty Dance as we celebrate all things... Polar Bear!  What?  Where'd ya think I was going with all that "Hump" alluding?  Anyway, I gots some arts for y'all!  Enjoy...

The polar bear.  Big, powerful and sadly endangered, but that's a completely different discussion.  Today, we see this Polar Bear in his natural element: Ice Fishing!  Somehow I always thought they were a bit more primal when it came to hunting prey.  This was another Pinch Punch Post theme that I had a lot of fun with and may actually be their debut theme.  Despite going off of sketch book order, it's always possible I missed a page or two while working!  I'll say this much, it was one of my easiest color jobs ever!

And that's that... For this week!  But never fear!  We'll be back next time with more animal fun!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019


And we're back!  It's time to jump back into the CRAZY world of art as we continue this look at random sketches I drew a few years ago and have only just now gotten to polishing and posting, hence the reason all of these are signed 2015.  So with that, let's sit back and dive in!  Enjoy...

The Lion.  The King of the Beasts.  The most regal of the big cats.  A lion's roar strikes fear into any and all that hear it.  Their farts have been known to scare away crowds too!  Don't recall what I was thinking when I came up with this idea, but I do believe Pinch Punch Post, who originated the lion theme, had given it such a royal hype job that I knew I had to knock the King of the Jungle down a few pegs!  Regardless, this got some big laughs on Twitter and I'm happy it's finally getting the blog treatment this week!

And that's all she wrote for this week.  We'll be back next time with some chilly art for a chilly month!  Until then, take care and I'll catch y'all later!