Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dobie again

I just can't get enough of these cool looking dogs! ;o)

Monday, November 16, 2009


Woof woof! I'm gonna get me one of theeeseeee! ;oD

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


A quick fur study for shaggy ponies living in the cold places of the world. I decided to give him a yellow eye on cause man, I want yellow eyes.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Indian Runner Ducks

These ducks are HILARIOUS. Look how they run!!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Big nose

I don't know why people think hyenas are "ugly". Its probably because of the stumpy back legs I suppose...but really they have very handsome faces. And nice spots on their coats. I like them!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Hey everyone! Sorry about the long absence- hopefully I will be posting more regularly from here on out ;o) Here is a sample of a personal project I'm working on called "Cosmonotters", an epic story about a band of Russian space otters bravely exploring the outer reaches of the universe. Style inspired by one of my faves, Calum Alexander Watt.

Thursday, July 30, 2009


They're so wrinkly! Thats why I like them! ;oD

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A Humble Tribute...

...To one of my greatest inspirations, Claire Wendling.

Monday, July 20, 2009



Mr. Speed

Stretching out the old drawing hand after a two week vacation. *Finger joints popping* RAWR.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

To my faithful followers! ;o)

I apologize for the scantiness of the posts lately! I've been quite busy at work, and promise to start up every day again beginning next week. Sorry!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sorry for the absence...

Work has had me a little tied up ;o) But here is a spider monkey to make up for it! YAY!

Friday, June 12, 2009


...was a warthog. He enjoyed Fridays immensely, because this meant a weekend of mud bathing and swatting flies lay before him. Hip hip, hooray!

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Now this is the Law of the Jungle -- as old and as true as the sky;
And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.
As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back --
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Teeny Weeny

The other day at lunch, my art director told an epic tale of how he was once bit by a vicious shrew. Being curious, I went back to my computer and looked up this fierce predator...only to find that shrews are probably one of the tiniest mammals alive. Literally, they are the size of a quarter. Um. They are also incredibly adorable. Hm. Puzzling.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Maned Wolf

Wow. I mean, this has GOT to be one of the most legit animals on the face of the Earth. Its a wolf. With a mane. WIZARD. If I had to pick an animal to eat me alive, it would probably be this one (knock on wood that this never actually happens.) I think this wolf is too cool for me.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sweet Dreams

Wouldn't it be awesome to fall asleep on a big fat polar bear swimming through the night sky? I think so...;o)

Friday, May 29, 2009

Best Friends! ;o)

'Nuff said. Saw this photo and couldn't resist! ;oD

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Prismacolor Pens

...are pretty much the shiz! LOOOOVVEEEE YOUUU PRRRISMMAAACOOLOOORRR! I also love you Faber-Castell, but please bring your prices down. And Micron, you're awesome as well, but you run out of ink too fast. That is all! ;oD

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mr. Wolf Eel

Two words. Scary. Mofo.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Back from Break

Okay, sorry for the long absence everyone ;o) Just had a busy week at work last week, and a nice long weekend to make up for it...but thats all okay, cause I'm back now! I know I recently posted another iguana, but I had a dream this morning about an iguana ambushing people in downtown Seattle. Seriously. Don't ask me how...but that led me to thinking about sleeping iguanas, so here he is ;o)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

Little Deer

I recently discovered this rare little breed of deer that lives in the mist-veiled mountains of China- how delicate they are!!! How small their hooves are!!! How exquisite their tiny noses are!!! I have a special fondness for deer after Disney's Bambi (probably the most watched movie of my life) and these deer definitely make it up to the top of my list. Like everything else in China, these dainty creatures are way cooler than their giant American counterparts. Just kidding ;o)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

"Say, got any corn?"

Hmm, although I guess thats a crow in the book who is talking to Bran (kudos to those of you who know what I'm talking about! ;oD) So I guess this could be one of Maester Aemon's brood. Either way, I hear ravens make excellent pets, as they are a) really sweet looking and b) really smart. Ahem. WANT ONE.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009

Cute hoppy marsupial...or harbinger of death?!

So, upon first impression...kangaroos would probably be filed under the "cute" category. I mean, they have flopsy ears and a long funny tail and jump around all day. Not very threatening, right? WRONG. FURTHER INSPECTION reveals just how ridiculously RIPPED they are. Have you ever seen a kangaroo's thigh muscles? Also, they have ONE GIANT CLAW on each foot that could stab a hole through the ozone layer. They are also way mangier than I remembered...look at this guy! Doesn't he look like he just wants to kill something? Can't you see the hatred in those beady, souless eyes?

...Okay so maybe I should sick one of these roos on the jerk face who smashed my rear windshield in last night. Kangaroo claw through the eye! (Just kidding, that would be terrible.)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mr. Beak

WOAH. Did you know that octopi can fit through anything that their hard beak can fit through? That is CRAZY! Their beak is like this big! Actually even tinier than that, blogger just wouldn't let me use such a small font size. Woweeeeeeee. I also enjoy their multiple valve thingies that suck in/let out water...oh and also how bumpy they are, but in a really soft bumpy way. Not hard bumpy like an armadillo. Here is a sweet video of an octopus, hope you enjoy ;o)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Yay! Sorry for my absence online yesterday, got caught up at work and before I knew it, it was already the end of the day! Promise it won't happen again ;o) Anyhoo, today's post is a little protest against the dreary weather we've been having in Seattle lately. US COLD BLOODED CREATURES DEMAND SPRING SUNSHINE! GAR! And by cold blooded, I don't mean villainous, I just mean that I have a low core temperature and need a heat rock. I think I'll go into hibernation til summer...SNOOZLE.

Monday, May 4, 2009


*yawn* Monday.

Friday, May 1, 2009

For Mom

Clearly, I must have gotten my love of animals from my Dad, because my mom really doesn't like them at all! Apparently, two froggies have taken up residence in the little pond in our front yard, and keep her up all night with their froggy voices. Personally, I love a chorus of ribbits, but not my mom! Finally fed up with all the noise, she got out of bed, grabbed a stick, and proceeded to go frog hunting in the middle of the night (with the intent to kill...MOOOMMM!!! HOW COULD YOU!?!?!) Anyways, fortunately she was unsuccessful, and as soon as she went back indoors, the serenading began again. Poor mom...if only she loved frogs as much as I do! ;o) These frogs are for her- Love you mom ;o)

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Lunch Sketchie

Bloop! ;o) (Its a bobcat!)


This poley bear is dedicated to a certain Raymond...who looks much like a bear (in the best and most flattering of ways), and believes in walking slow. Which is definitely what polar bears do when given the opportunity. I think they also enjoy napping in cars and clam chowder. ;o)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Take Me To Your Leader

Toucans remind me of aliens. Just look at their unearthly colors! They're basically a flying neon disco ball...aka UFO!!! I will have to remember to be careful around the toucan exhibit at the zoo next time I visit...lest I get beamed up. Although that kind of sounds like fun...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bawr Bawr!

Now, upon first glance, you might be saying to yourself "This girl is on crack! No bear is THAT shaggy!" But you would be WRONG! There is such a furry beast in the world! Check out google images for "sloth bear". You will see that I am 100% in the right, and that these fantastically huggable bears DO exist. My feelings about these bears can be summed up in one short word.

HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;o)

On a sadder note, the population of these AWESOME bears has been greatly diminished due to poaching (WTF NOT OKAY WITH THAT), so if you want to support the cause then check out this website. W0rd.

Monday, April 27, 2009

I Love Fishies

Well, this weekend was so much fun that I didn't have a ton of energy for today's I gave him a little color to hide the fact that he's a lazy Monday kind of a sketch ;o) I wish grown ups still had a designated nap time like kids do in kindergarten. This system is totally backward! Little kids don't need naps! They already get plenty of sleep! Take me on the other hand...I could really use one...


Friday, April 24, 2009

For Mike...

...because he loves simplicity ;o) And because its Friday, and sunny, and Christine doesn't want to be in her office!

Happy Friday!

The three dogs above are from the vault...but they barked at me when I was posting the two below, so I decided to include them anyways ;o)

I love the Woodland Park Zoo's description of these sweet looking dogs, "Like Monet, but mangier." HAHA! So true! They have the most amazing patterned fur (no two! Not to mention their gigantic satellite dish shaped ears and their loooonnnggg lanky legs built for speed- watching them run is probably one of the coolest things ever. For those of you in the Seattle area, go visit them and see for yourselves! ;o)

NOTE: The penguin exhibit opens at the zoo next weekend! EXCIIITTEEEDD!!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


...So maybe I should change this blog to, at LEAST one animal per day...haha. Oh well. Sooner or later I'll start running out of steam, so I figure an extra post here or there will make up for it ;o) Here's a pencil study and a quick brush sketch that I did a while ago. I'm obsessed with these Przewalksi horses...THEY ARE COOL AS HELL! Someday I'm going to go live in a yurt in Mongolia, drink vodka and yak's milk, and ride the steppes on the trail of Ghengis Khan. PS If you've never seen the movie "Mongol"...I can't be your friend.

T is for Ty-ger

There is something about adolescent animals that haven't yet grown into their adult sized paws that sends a little squiggle of joy up and down my spine...hehe! Last winter I was fortunate enough to visit the largest Siberian tiger reserve in the world located in Harbin, China, and thats where I took the photo reference for this sketch. Did you know that all tigers have a similar marking on their forehead which resembles the Chinese symbol Wang, meaning "King"? Guess we know who the real king of the jungle is now...RAWWRRRR!!! ;o)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

On the same subject...

...Okay, so I know I said one per day, but I couldn't resist posting another type of TOES that I simply adore-chameleon toes! HOW DO THEY WORK!?!?!? And why do chameleons look so nervous/terrified all the time? Haha. What a world we live in.

Oats and Glitter

Hello Everyone! ;o) And welcome to my blog, where I will (hopefully) be adding a new animal every 24 hours. My first post is dedicated to a certain reindeer in LA...has anyone ever noticed the TOES on a reindeer? They are gigantic! I wonder what it feels like to stand on saucer feet like any case, on Comet, on Cupid, on Donder and Blitzen! ;o)

FUN FACT: Reindeer acquire their amazing ability to fly by eat glitter-spiked oats. Fascinating!