Ghoulish Painting

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Okay, here’s my idea of a ghoul – done in MyPaint.  He looks like he’s about to go after a grave or two.  Just a simple sketch but sometimes simple is best.  To any readers, have a happy Halloween!

As usual, here is a roundup of everything I drew for InkTober.  This year I didn’t get nearly as much done as last year, but then again last year I wasn’t being trained as a claims analyst!  That takes quite a bit of skull sweat.

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Did somebody say fluffy?

Ohai.  I, Nezumi, have taken over the blog again.  You see, this is one of my favorite words.  Fluff.  Fluffy.  Or better yet, FLOOFY.

Mom, you see, keeps building up her Guitar Fingers and isn’t typing as much.  She keeps playing with the Twangy Thing.  I help by occupying her chair so she has more practice standing up while playing, and sometimes by sitting on her book so it can stay open to the right page.  She says she can’t read through my butt.  I wonder what she means?  She also keeps making these odd noises with the Twangy Thing and naming them with letters.  C, G, E, F, D, things like that.  I don’t care about letters unless G stands for Gooshy Food.  It helps me stay nice and fluffy!

Today I’ll share with you all my favorite pictures of my own fluffy self.

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See?  Even my paws are fluffy.

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Here is my amazingly fluffy belly.  I’m being Unicorn Cat.

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Now I’m in Super Extra Fluffy Mode.

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Now I’m guarding the house against bugs.  This is my favorite sunbeam.  Still fluffy.

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And now I’ll go back to “helping” Mom with her blog, once her fingers recover.

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Wild Orange

On my recent zoo trip and photo spree, I saw all kinds of orange things.  Flowers, birds, a butterfly, a rather orange camel, the list goes on.  Here’s a break from Inktober, and some of the things I saw.

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The zoo had several bushes of these – I’m unsure what type of flower they are.

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Let’s play Find The Butterfly…

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A Malaysian tiger.  “Are you sure you got my good side?”  I have clearer pictures but I love this pose.

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The giraffes were very, very relaxed.  There was a Giraffe Encounter where you could pay a little money to feed them a carrot stick and some lettuce.  I did that and discovered giraffe tongues, aside from being very long and dexterous, are also blue!

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You’d be brave indeed…

…to confront this elephant cow on her home turf.  She might be gentle, but she’s so big that you’d have to be careful anyway!  Elephants fascinate me.  They have long distance communication using subsonics, both through rumbles and the pads of their feet.  They communicate across many kilometers, hearing the sounds transmitted up from the foot bones all the way up to their ears.  They do indeed have long memories.  Not only could a calf following her mother across the savanna during a drought remember that same water hole the next time, but she could lead her herd there fifty years later when she hadn’t been there in the interim.  It’s been said that a farmer who hurts an elephant herd will often find his crops destroyed by night-raiding elephants – he himself will be uninjured, and so will be the farms of his neighbors.  I often wonder if elephants are sapient.   This particular lady was seen at my local zoo this weekend.  She kept putting branches on her back and carrying them around.

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My sketch is going up first, then later I’ll upload the finished ink.  So if you like this sketch, check back!

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