Meet Flipper. He’s a happy-go-lucky guy who’s only ambition in life is to cruise the water for a bite of squid. He loves to greet new friends with a friendly splash.
It’s a dolphin! It’s a shark! It’s a…dinosaur?
Flipper is part of a unique-snowflake group of animals called Ichthyosaurs (think Ick!-theosaurs).
Way back when his great-great-great-great-super-great grandaddy (some lizardy thing at the time) started spending a lot of time in water. So much time, that he got really good at it, so now Flipper is basically what a dolphin or fish would look like if reptiles started an aquatic lifestyle.
At least that’s the theory. No one’s found this hypothetical, reptilian, super-great grandaddy so far, and there’s a lot of discussion when it comes to figuring out Flipper’s closest relatives.
Flipper here doesn’t think too much about all that though. He’s just happy with the bucketful of squid Pete brings him.
With the Holiday Season upon us, I’ve decided that I’ll be slowing down the weekly posts. After 6 months of developing the habit, it’s going to be tough to come up on Monday and not have a post up…but that doesn’t mean I’ll be slacking!
The time I would normally dedicate to a new post will be used to finish my mini-comic book. Once that is up on Amazon I’ll then be ready to set up the sign-up forms for Postcards from the Shop, and really get to work on the picture book itself.
It’s time to stop procrastinating in the research and build-up phase, and actually get it done!
I still plan on continuing with our Critter of the Week every Wednesday, but there won’t be any new pages for a while. At least not until I get the eBook up on Amazon.
You’ll see an Art & Science post every now and then too, since there are still things I don’t know much about, and definitely need more research on.
Here’s what I’ve been working on the last couple of days. Pretty cool what a few focused nap times can accomplish! 😀
Just for comparison…here I have the current home page, the update I showed you last week, and the most recent update…keep in mind It’s not complete, so there’s lots of places that still need work. 🙂
Here I’ve finished the drawing and I’ve started putting down some basic color. 🙂
Coming Next Week…
The oft-proclaimed smallest dinosaur in the world is!…not as small as you might think.