Painting Max's base colours layer by layer!.🖌 I’ve finally finished a Christmas commission that I haven't been able to share with you yet! Now I am back to painting Max, Cotton and starting a new project! Can't wait to share more with you guys ❤️ #trekell
This weekend my studio doors will be open from 12-5 both Saturday and Sunday with guest artist @jenmossjewelry 💕Yay!!! I'm always excited to have her gorgeous wares accompanying my paintings and prints....and of course I love adding to my jen moss earring collection.
It felt incredibly special to finally have the opportunity to share my creative space last weekend. I look forward to another sweet couple of days of studio warming with everyone that can swing by! Address and more details in the events section on my website link in bio
[#DrawingADay Challenge | December 13th, 2017 | Day 104 of 365]
Suggested by: @kumakafe
Well, I talked about the platypus recently, so Paul here figured it was only appropriate I show some love to the other type of egg-laying mammal, the #echidna . ☺
In total, there are four extant species of echidna. Pictured here is #TachyglossusAculeatus - the #ShortBeakedEchidna . It is the most widespread of the echidnas, inhabiting most of Australia, Tasmania, Kangaroo Island, and parts of New Guinea, living in virtually any habitat that supports colonies of ants and/or termites, its preferred prey.
Despite its similar spikey appearance, and its habit of rolling into a ball when threatened, it is not closely related to hedgehogs. The echidna is also known as the #SpinyAnteater , and is equipped with large claws for digging and a long snout and sticky tongue, very much like true anteaters. However, it is not closely related to them either. The platypus is indeed its closest living relative. Their similarities with hedgehogs, porcupines and tenrecs (protective spines), as well as with anteaters and pangolins (ant-eating tendency, long snout, tongue and claws), are examples of #convergentevolution (the same adaptations emerging in unrelated lineages). Something new and interesting that I learned while doing research on the short-beaked echidna is that it also possesses sensitive electro- and mechanoreceptors on its snout, just like the platypus!
#Monotreme#EgglayingMammal#EchidnaDrawing#PenSketch#InkSketch#AnimalSketch#Sketch#AmazingAnimals#Drawing#NatureIsAwesome#Animals#AnimalArt#Wildlife#WildlifeArt#Australia#AustralianAnimals [A WIP picture of this piece was the featured Drawing of the Day on:
December 12th - Day 103]