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Weird and Wild Animal Drawings

I recently asked for weird animal suggestions, and man, did you guys ever deliver! 😀 I’ve been posting these curious critters over on my Instagram the past couple days, but now that they’re all finished, I wanted to share them here on the blog. Special thanks to all the bloggers listed below for helping fuel my creativity with these bizarre animal suggestions! ❤

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I did screenshots of these guys off my Instagram account so it cut part of the top and bottom from the picture off, but it was quite fun drawing these anteaters, suggested by none other than Precinct1313! Aside from picking interesting animals with the funnest and bushiest of tails to draw, the Precinct is always a go-to for all of your up to date DC Comics news! 😉

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Here is my cotton-candy colored Nawhal, as suggested by SP’s Projects Blog. Thanks, Pete! 🙂 You can see another Narwhal in the Instagram post I did for this one. I was having some issues getting the images over onto my laptop to do this blog post, but this cheerful little Narwhal was quite fun to draw and very fun to color! You can check out Pete’s own creative works on his blog!

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I haven’t really done a solid black and white piece in a while, so this was a lot of fun. Big thanks to Dawn of the Lead for suggesting the Platypus. 😀 You can check out their painting and miniature creating skills over on their blog! I gotta say, this little guy was a joy to draw.

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You have no idea how happy I was to see one of my favorite sharks pop in your guys’ suggestions, so big thanks to Imperial Rebel Ork for suggesting it! He even got a bonus critter in his drawing with a little eye parasite. 😉 Check out IRO’s blog for his painting and kitbashing skills, as well as some awesome post-apocalyptic fiction he writes!

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Haha I don’t think I ever would have thought of drawing a Naked Mole Rat on my own, so massive thanks to Lashaan from Bookidote for coming up with this one! 😛 It’s the perfect blend of ugly and cute, I think. Check out Lashaan’s Corner on Bookidote for some awesome book and comic reviews!

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Oh my goodness, did I have fun drawing this blob fish. I asked for strange animal suggestions, and My Bookish Dream was not messing around when she suggested this deep sea beauty. 😛 I don’t know why I had an overwhelming need to draw a little tongue sticking out of its mouth, but the need to give this fishy a “blep” face was just too much to resist, actual fish anatomy be damned, I say! Check out My Bookish Dream for a bounty of bookish delights! ❤

BIG THANKS to each and every one of you for supplying the inspiration behind these oddballs of the animal kingdom. 🙂 I really enjoyed working on them. What current (or recent) creative projects have you guys all been working on?

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Goblin Shark Facts

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One of my favorite things about sharks is simply how many different kinds there are, and how vastly unique one species can be from another. One of the first sharks to come to mind when I think about “weird sharks” would have to be none other than the goblin shark. I’ve enjoyed learning what little snippets I could about these elusive buggers for some time now, so I was looking forward to having this excuse to research them some more. So, that said, let’s get into the fun and talk about these interesting sharks!

Despite their ghoulish name (and appearance), Goblin sharks are of the “pretty in pink” variety, ranging in color schemes from a lighter greyish pink to a strikingly vibrant dark pink as they get older. Their unique color is due to their skin being ghostly translucent due to lack of pigment, so the pink you’re seeing is actually from the shark’s blood vessels showing just beneath the skin.

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If you think the goblin shark looks frightful at a glance, you should see it in action when its hungry! Utilizing a feeding method known as “slingshot feeding”, the goblin shark launches its whole friggin’ mouth forward to snatch up prey in what I can only compare to the chestburster scene in the movie Alien.

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Similarly to great white sharks, goblin sharks do not do well in captivity, and the few times they have been kept in aquariums they have died shortly after arrival. 😦 This, combined with the rarity of sightings of living specimens, makes them pretty mysterious to scientists.

Despite being rarely seen by humans, goblin sharks are found in oceanic waters all around the world, but most sightings and captures have occurred off the coasts of Japan, making it little surprise that the very first specimen was discovered there in 1898. (Imagine being the first person to find such an unusual-looking shark!)

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WTF Dream of WTF-ness

My dream last night was insane. Like, I don’t even know what the hell my brain was thinking when it came up with this one. I actually had a few WTF dreams last night since I woke up several times throughout the night, but THIS one takes the cake.)

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So, in dreamland it was apparently my BFF’s birthday. Yup, fellow blogger and my real life bestie, Cupcakes and Machetes was a major part in this dream. Sorry, Lady! No one is safe in this ol’ noggin when it’s sleepy time.

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Aside from diving with great white sharks and seeing an Alice Cooper concert for her birthday festivities, we went to this huge theater to see some new and highly anticipated film made by these guys:

PicMonkey Collagejjjj.pngYup. Neil deGrasse Tyson and Ron Friggin’ Swanson from Parks and Rec (please note it was literally the character Ron Swanson and not the actor) made a movie together. As we took our seats, Tyson and Swanson started going around to all the movie-goers and signing photos of themselves with jumbo Crayola markers. (Apparently even in my dreams I say “Rose Art products be damned!”) This is where things take a sudden turn for the worse in my dream.

Dream version of C&M is absolutely losing her mind with excitement at this point as Ron Swanson comes over to sign her picture. Like, she is fangirling as hard as any fangirl has ever fangirled. Things are going great, right? WRONG! Suddenly he rolls his eyes at her, scribbles all over her picture and then throws that jumbo Crayola marker right in her face like a massive jerk. Dream version of me then proceeds to absolutely lose her damn mind and takes Ron Swanson on in a straight up FIST FIGHT. Like, bloody knuckles and everything. It was insane. Please bare in mind that in real life I’m quite the pacifist. Plus, Ron Swanson is an awesome character! I’ve never actually punched anyone in real life, so it was like Dream Me was making up for lost time. Imagine the fight scene in Fight Club between Edward Norton and Jared Leto, and I’M Edward Norton.

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So, yeah, pointless post about a very strange dream. lol Sorry, guys. It was just too odd not to share. 😛

 

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Bedroom Talk ;)

Inspiration hit hard last night and I wound up staying up and writing until a little after four in the morning. AND I had to work in the morning and get some other important things done throughout the day, so basically my brain feels like oatmeal at this point.

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But ya know what? I regret nothing. 😀 It was a really productive writing night so I was totally willing to deal with said oatmeal brain today. Nothing a large mocha ice cappuccino couldn’t fix. Or at the very least make moderately more manageable. 😉

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Now I’m ready for what will hopefully be a good night’s sleep, but first I wanted to talk a bit about sleep. Like sleeping habits, quirks, and whatnot. So get your jammies on (or your birthday suit if you’re one of those nocturnal nudists) and let’s get into some bedroom talk! (Ha, you thought this was going to get smutty didn’t you? Oh, you dirty bird, you.) In all fairness, I warned you I had oatmeal brain, so you have no one to blame but yourself if you’re still reading at this point.

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I don’t know about you guys, but I am a total pillow junkie. I have seven pillows on my bed all to myself, as well as my Iron Man Tsum Tsum that doubles as a super soft, comfy pillow. (I also keep a Spider-Man one at my boyfriend’s place for when I stay over there because his pillow count just wasn’t up to my apparent princess-and-the-pea-level of demands.) 😛

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My naps are the nerdiest.

I looove blankets too. Especially really cozy comforters. Even in the summer. But not just because they’re warm and comfy. I have this weird phobia of something crawling into my ear at night while I’m sleeping so I pretty much always have to sleep with the blankets (or at the very least, a sheet) pulled up and over my ear. It may sound crazy but you hear about that sort of thing happening. *cringe*

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I never claimed my brain was a normal brain. I’m also prone to really odd (at best) dreams, as well as horrifically graphic nightmares. I’ve dreamed about my leg rotting off before and me manically clawing away at the decaying flesh and pus until I reached the bone. There was also an incredibly disturbing nightmare about a terrifying, red-faced John Travolta and a trailer park. I’m not even going to go into that one any further.

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So, what about you guys? Any sleeping necessities, quirks, or bizarre dreaming habits of your own you’d like to share? 🙂 Let’s talk sleep!

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