Monday, May 30, 2016

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Tully Monster

Tully Monster ()

Tullimonstrum gregatium, it's official name, lived around 300 million yours ago during the Pennsylvanian geological period. It's known found location as been in the MAzon Creek fossil beds of Illinois. It hasn't been until this year, 2016, that it's classification was certain. It was a soft-bodied vertebrate that was about 35 centimeters long.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Chipmunk

Chipmunk (ˈCHipˌməNGk)

This one is for my daughter. She asked that I draw a chipmunk a while ago.  They are found throughout North America and they are plentiful in Vermont. I have spent some time drawing these in the past so this one came a little easier. I was also able to play with it being more than just walking like the other bow tie guys.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Basilosaurus

Basilosaurus (basələˈsôrəs)

Meaning “king lizard” the Basilosaurus lived over 30 million years ago in the late Eocene period. When it was first discovered it was thought to be a giant lizard. Now we know it to be a prehistoric whale.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Badger

Badger (ˈbajər)

The badger is a nocturnal member of the weasel family. 

I feel like this is one I need to continue to work on. Although I like the drawing, I feel it can be better with practice.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Elephant Bird

Elephant Bird (ˈeləfənt bərd)

The elephant bird was a large flightless bird that is now extinct. They lived on the island of Madagascar. The reason for their extinction around the 17th or 18th century is unclear. Most likely it was due to human activity.

This is a part of my elephant series.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Numbat

Numbat (ˈnəmˌbat)

The numbat is a small endangered anteater from Western Australia. It is also known as the banded anteater, marsupial anteater, or walpurti. This marsupial once inhabited a large portion of Western Australia, but the introduction if the European red fox in the 19th century almost completely eliminated the species.

Since 1980 conservation has helped in increasing the population of the population.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Shetland Pony

Shetland Pony (ˈSHetlənd ˈpōnē)

This was a request from a friend of mine. I must say it was a delight to draw. The proportions of the pony are so wonderfully awkward. 

They are a species of pony from the Shetland isles, off the coast of Scotland.