Before anyone says anything, yes, this would make a good series!

Which means that I’ll do Orange next week, Yellow a year from now, and probably be finishing Violet on my deathbed.

Meanwhile, for those who are curious, there are eleven animals in this picture: Red Panda, Rhode Island Red Rooster, European Red Squirrel, Northern Cardinal, Red Milk-Snake, Red-Crested Cardinal, Ladybug, Scarlet Tanager, Strawberry Poison Frog, Tomato Frog and Red Ramshorn Snail. I am particularly pleased with the rooster’s expression. Guess he’s not much of a hugger.

The only problem with such a series is that the only ones with mammals will be Red, Orange, and Yellow, unless I fudge it really hard and put in a blauubuck. (A blue whale might make scale problematic…) Even the mossy sloths aren’t THAT mossy. Oh well…

Prints available, as always!


  • reply Tami ,

    I think the snake sporting the dashing fez is my favorite. He seems very pleased with himself.

    • reply Wolf Lahti ,

      Still waiting for more of the alphabet series you started Way Back When.

      • reply Alaina ,

        oohh LOVE THIS!! the i heart poison sign is adorable!! and the BIRDS!!

        • reply octopod ,

          Mammals? Bah, humbug! Plenty of birds and nudibranchs out there.

          • reply Kiryn ,

            Maybe the blue whale could just be waaaaayy off in the distance?

            • reply Anwen ,

              • reply Lounalune ,

                Yes, Kiryn, and in addition it could be a part of the head of a baby blue whale. Still, fitting it in with that tiny nudibranch…

                • reply larksilver ,

                  I too am quite fond of the fez-wearing snake.

                  The panda’s expression as he hugs the pained rooster with such glee is adorable, also.

                  • reply SilverTwilight ,

                    What about mandrills? They have some blue on their face (hey, it’s something). And Green Vervet monkeys are green in the same way that maltese cats are blue (that being almost).

                    • reply Melissa Trible ,

                      One thing you can do, if you have a big size gap, is to have the largest critters holding a magnifying glass that the little ones are visiting behind.

                      You could also, essentially, use the whale as the background for all the others, with basically just one eye visible…

                      • reply Melissa Trible ,

                        visiting? I meant standing, I really shouldn’t post here during class….

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