Monday, April 11, 2011

#15 The Aardvark

So, today I started a project I have been thinking about for a while.
I asked Nick to join me on it.
Partly to widen the scope of it, and partly to motivate each other.

I found a list of something like 183 animals in alphabetical order;
we are going to draw one everyday, starting with the aardvark.
The number wasn't significant, just a good number;
not too many; not too few.

Anyways, we will each draw that animal and then post them to our blogs.
Posts won't necessarily be everyday, so some batch posts may happen.

The reason for the project is to keep myself drawing something - anything -
and to study how animals are put together, how they move, how they are textured, and how they can be represented differently.

Animalia: Day 1
The Aardvark

Aardvarks are kind of terrifying, and kind of adorable.
This one looks like a terrifying human hybrid.

So, here's my drawing.
It's probably more involved than a lot of them will be.
I also did a some sketch above and to the right,
which shows that aardvarks are just Charmanders with long pig faces.

and here are the cleaned up ones:

Tomorrow: the Addax


  1. Terrific. I can't wait to see the next 182 animals, or I guess the next 365 between the two of you (since I haven't seen Nick's aardvark yet).

  2. check out the comic Cerebus - it's all about an aardvark warrior

  3. hopefully, we get through all of them.

  4. Have faith! And you would like Cerebus.

  5. I love the charmander comment, hahaha. Awesome project Jun, keep it up :)

  6. @ anonymous, thanks, will do. I actually google imaged it, and ended up reading Ken Jennings blog for an hour. Apparently the writer of Ceberus has slowly unhinged into a homophobic misogynist who believes in a religion he made up. Also, Ken Jennings is awesome.

    @ Lexi, Thanks!