Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"A" is for African Hunting Dog

This is another drawing I did for my The ABCs of Animals Book... book. I was looking through many of the pencil drawings I have done so far for this book, and I have realized that many of these animals are listed as "Endangered Species". All the interesting animals are the endangered ones (humanity fail).

I'll be posting more from The ABCs of Animals Book book soon. Also, I have some sketches I've been doing while sitting at the mall, riding the TTC, and watching squirrels in High Park with Nadine. When I get those together and organized I'll post them soon.

In the meantime, keep in mind that there were once approximately 500,000 African Hunting Dogs (a.k.a. African Wild Dog, African Painted Dog, Painted Dog, Cape Hunting Dog, Ornate Wolf, Painted Wold, and Mbwa Mwitu) spread over 39 countries, and that packs of 100 or more were not uncommon. Now there are estimated to be only 3,000 to 5,000 in less than 25 countries. #depressing


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Movember 2010

So this year I've decided to do the whole "Movember" (mustache + November = Movember) thing. Movember is a month long event that's cause is to bring awareness to the effects of prostate cancer and to develop funds for prostate cancer research. Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer to affect Canadian men... including my grandpa, who at the moment, is kicking it in the balls. But that's largely thanks to the research and the development of treatments that have been developed and discovered with the financial support form people like us. So over the course of the month of Movember please give generously to this cause, and lets all kick prostate cancer in the balls.