Saturday, July 25, 2009


This last weekend was nice despite all of the craziness. We met up with some old friends for dinner at their house. Gary Lion is a member at the country club where I used to work as a waitress. He and his wife, Linnea are a very great couple, both being fans of art, music, and food. They are incredibly generous and have invited us over twice to enjoy "Smokin' Lion BBQ". Gary Lion is a two time champion of a regional BBQ competition so needless to say the chicken was pretty amazing.

Been working on a new animal for the Morae River Project, expect drawings soon. Here is some writing for the animal:

"The Red Tailed Mardik

(cerisum celeripes)

Red Tailed Mardiks are one of the largest tree climbers in the High Wood. Males can weigh up to 11 kilograms and females about 9. They have rough, loose hides and large dewclaws that are incredibly flexible, which they use for climbing though the canopy. They are swift animals, jumping and dashing through the branches in search of food and potential mates, using their long tails for balance.

There are 4 species of Mardik that inhabit the High Wood and they are all distant relatives to the Bala, a large carnivore that resides in the flatlands further south. All Mardiks are omnivores except the Pygmy Mardik, whose diet consists entirely of leaves and plant matter.

Mardiks are loud, energetic animals and are very curious. They call out to each other, making high-pitched yelps to let rival groups know of their presence. Red Taileed Mardiks are social animals and live in groups up to 15 strong. They are governed by a dominant male..."

I am also currently working on a t-shirt design for CCA using the Chimera I designed a few posts back. I will post those soon as well.

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