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Saturday, September 3, 2011

mysterious


It's a beaver!  It's a duck!  It's Illustration Friday on Saturday!  This week's prompt is "mysterious", so naturally I drew a platypus.

I mean, come on.  How did this creature even happen?  It lays eggs, yet it nurses its babies.  It has webbed feet and fur. Is it mammal?  Is it bird??  Such a mystery!

Gosh, I bet Illustration Friday is going to be just chock full of platypuses (platypi?) this week!  It's the universal question!
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18 comments:

terri said...

Why of course! Doesn't everyone think of platypus... playtypi... whatever... when they hear the word mysterious? ;-)

Very creative response to the prompt and a great drawing too!

Miss Robinson said...

You're so right, they are amazing animals, talk about a nightmare categorising them!

brandy101 said...

Weird - I was just looking at a pic of a platypus elsewhere today, and wondering the same thing.

Anita said...

However it's classified...you've drawn it so cute, colorful, and lovable looking.

Are they an endangered species like everything else seems to be. If so, I say, "Save the platypuses (platypi)!

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Great, clever pick for mysterious. AND unique ;)

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann! Yes, this animal is a mysterious ;:OD)
Creatively done!

Scott said...

You come up with such amazing ideas for the themes--I would have never thought of a platypus! But it's a winner, as usual, it's mysterious as can be! Beautiful rendition, makes me want to pet it--but I hear they have poisonous spikes!

Indigene said...

Aren't they the strangest of creatures? I love the way you drawn this! Even the name is mysterious! :)

AHAviews said...

Great take on this, Abby. As a kid I was convinced someone just made this up and stuck it in a book to see how many of us would believe it. Not sure I ever did until I saw a nature show following them around at night. Wait - maybe that was faked too... Love how your platypus is heavy and floats weightlessly, as if in the mind.

Elena said...

Congrats on "the pick of the week". You absolutely make a case for the platypus taking the title for most "mysterious".

Mindful Drawing said...

Congratulations, Abby. Well done. I think you are the only one with a mysterious platypus.
Paula

Juan Carlos Partidas said...

He is the proof that nature also works on mysterious ways. :)

Congratulations for being the pick of the week, Abby. :)

Megan Moran Smith said...

Awesome illio. Love the perspective. Congrats on "pick of the week".

Curious Art said...

I love it! Congratulations on POTW!

michele said...

Hey Abby! Congratulations on getting "POTW!" What a mysterious creature, indeed...But wonderfully presented by you! :o)

heidi aldin monteleone said...

Congratulations on being POTW! The platypus really is a kind of freak of nature isn't it? You nailed this one!

Kirk said...

Mysterious indeed. Very clever association and use of the word prompt. Dum~Dum Pops suckers have a mystery flavor which is actually the point in the sucker making line when one flavor ends and another begins. The platypus is the mystery Dum~Dum Pop of the animal kingdom. I love it.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Love the yellow! :)