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”

How to draw a Weasel

Weasels are beautiful animals. There’s a reason I chose this animal to be the cover of the book! If you’d like to draw one of your own, here’s how! Step 1: Draw a circle. Make sure you know the diameter of this circle, we will call this length one unit. Make another one unit diameterContinue reading “How to draw a Weasel”

How to draw a Vole

As I mentioned in the poem, voles are often confused with mice. Where I live they are both common pests, however there are a few key differences. Voles are rounder and fatter than mice, because mice like to squeeze through tight spaces while voles only dig shallow burrows and do not tend to need toContinue reading “How to draw a Vole”

How to draw an Umbrella Bird

When I first heard the name Umbrella Bird I expected a strange bird, but this birds shape still managed to be unexpected. It’s strange feathers caught my eye, and I knew it had to be in the book. It may not be colorful, but it’s a lot of fun to draw. Without further Ado, here’sContinue reading “How to draw an Umbrella Bird”

How to draw a Tetra

Tetras are bright and beautiful fish. If you want to make your own school of them, here’s how to draw them! Step 1: First draw a curve however long you want the fish’s back to be. At the end you want to be the nose, curve sharply down. Step 2: Add a second curve onContinue reading “How to draw a Tetra”

How to draw a Racoon

If you live in North America you’ve probably seen a racoon before, whether you wanted to or not. These intelligent creatures may be common, but that doesn’t mean they’re uninteresting in the slightest. If you’re not from North America, you might be surprised that they can grow to the size of a medium-sized dog. WithoutContinue reading “How to draw a Racoon”

How to draw a Quetzal

The Quetzal is a very colorful and beautiful bird. The background on this drawing tutorial had to be purple because it is the only solid color where nothing blends into the background. This is also one of the few animals in the book that did not require any shading to look right, because the iridescentContinue reading “How to draw a Quetzal”