I've got a fever and the only perscription is more cowbell!"
- Christopher WalkenAbout the Project
This is the first picture in my "Obscure Animal Alphabet" project. The idea behind the project was making an animal alphabet book like those that you give to children, but instead of using common animals like "B is for bear", "W is for wolf" and "Z is for Zebra" I'm using animals that most people don't know much about.
The animal kingdom does not stop at the barnyard. I'm hoping that I can get someone to learn someone with this.
I am challenging myself to not only draw animals that aren't very common... even in the furry world but also to incorperate different parts of the people and places that each animal lives into each picture.
This will be a side project, so it may take me a while to finish... but I hope to have the book available by next year's convention circuit. I will only be publicly releasing 2-3 more pages of this book as I work on it. The rest will be available from the book alone.About the Aurochs
The aurochs was an ancestor of the modern day cow, but they put today's cows to shame. They were 6 feet tall and had massive curving howns. Sadly, they went extinct in the 1600s because of over hunting, diseases, and the fact that they had to compete with domestic cattle over grazing lands.
My husband said that I should have wrote "A WAS for Aurochs", since they're not around anymore... but I thought it would have been a little silly.
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