Hi folks! I am back with the third recap in my year-long Alphabet Animal Art Challenge. 3/4 of the way through! If this is your first time learning about the challenge you can see my original post here. And recaps 1 and 2 here and here.
Let’s start with a look at the 6 animals I created for this portion of the challenge:
3 birds and 2 sea creatures in the mix. Very interesting. Not sure if I can narrow down a favorite. Instead I’ll make it a tie and choose both the nautilus and the peacock! Here is a closer look at both of those:
I don’t know how “marketable” the nautilus is to use for other things, but I just love him! The peacock on the other hand would be fun to incorporate into a pattern or a card. I particularly love his fat belly and his feathers! I could see a coordinating pattern using just those ovals from his feathers.
I have used one of the animals so far in a greeting card design. The owl! Here is a look at the super cute birthday card I designed in 2 colorways:
I especially love the new colorway I did for the second card with the pink and teal. It would be fun to do a whimsical geometric owl collection using these two colorways.
This round was the same as most of the rest in that some animals were easier than others. I write about my thoughts about each creation individually when I post them on my Instagram feed so I won’t bother rehashing that here. One thing that is interesting: I did not give any of these animals names! I am big time into naming things so it is a little bit surprising that not even one was named.
With only 7 letters left, I anticipate some challenges in this final quarter. I normally don’t research the next letter until I am ready to do my prompt post shortly before the Sunday I post it, so I really haven’t looked to see what my selection will be for the upcoming letters. I can think of a few, but not many. I have a hunch it will be slim pickings and possibly some creativity involved to get an animal for the rest of the letters (or else being force to draw something either really obscure or not very fun). The adventure continues!
I guess that wraps it up! I’d love to hear from you in the comments. Which animal was your favorite this round?
As always, thanks for reading!