February 3 update

I’ve started drawing those animals from the last blog update, starting with the coconut octopus. It was fairly easy to decide the positioning of the animal, because I roughed out the first pose, and loved it immediately. It had kind of a groggy look to it which I think makes it cuter. This animal willContinue reading “February 3 update”

January 20, 2023 update

This week I decided to take a step back and decide all the different animals I’m going to add to the book under the “skin” category. There are going to be four categories of animal for each color: hair, feathers, scales, and skin. Skin is the catch all for things that don’t fall into theContinue reading “January 20, 2023 update”

November 19 update

For my next animal I chose the Mexican Alligator Lizard. It is not related to alligators, but kinda looks like a tiny one. This drawing took a surprisingly long time to finish, and decide on the shading and pose. This animal stood out to me because some of the individuals are cyan, a color IContinue reading “November 19 update”

August 16 update

The next animal I’ve chosen is the Yellow Throated Marten. There are many mammals that have yellow in their names, but most of them are disappointingly brown. Not so with the Yellow-Throated Marten. It’s bright colors caught my eye. It is truly yellow. The Yellow-Throated Marten is native to Southeast Asia, and is an omnivore.Continue reading “August 16 update”

April 11 Book Update

The next animal in this book is the paradise rifflebird! I chose this for the black colored bird because it is the one of the darkest black birds there is! It’s feathers are a shade of black known as Vantablack. The superb birds-of-paradise technically have more vantablack on them, but they are so weird lookingContinue reading “April 11 Book Update”

April 4 Book Update

I decided to get some of the more difficult animals out of the way first, So I set out to find a blue mammal. I found nothing with blue fur, however two species of monkey have blue on their faces: mandrills and golden snub-nosed monkeys. The golden snub-nosed monkey has an extremely blue face inContinue reading “April 4 Book Update”

How to draw a Zebra

The Zebra is very similar to the horse, but just a bit more bony and a lot more stripy. Here’s how to draw that sassy zebra that hangs out on the last main page of the book! Step 1: Start by drawing a circle. This will be the chest. Make sure you know the diameterContinue reading “How to draw a Zebra”

How to draw a Yabby

Yabbies are a type of blue crayfish, native to Australia. As far as shape goes, they’re similar to any crayfish or lobster, but blue. Here’s how to draw a Yabby like I did on the Y page of the book! Step 1: Draw a circle. Make sure you know the diameter of this circle, weContinue reading “How to draw a Yabby”