A set of wild beasts that I drew over a couple of days while watching David Attenborough documentaries.
Buffaroo = Buffalo + Kangaroo
With a full grown human for comparison. Buffaroos are large macro-ungulates that bound across the plains and deserts of a mad up world I have yet to name. I had watched two episodes of David Attenborough’s “LIfe of Mammals when I came up with this one.
Flying Fox = Fox + Flying Squirrel
An omnivorous glider that inhabit the tops of the giant Titan Oaks and Spear Pines of temperate regions, feeding on just about anything and everything they get. Someone has probably already draw something like this, but I don’t care and I like the design. I might draw it again though, but in action. Probably while in flight. Also I should come up with a better name than this, Flying Fox is too easy. Give me a minute…Vulpteryx. Boom.
Sea Mallards = Duck + Seal
Carnivorous ocean fowl. The top one is based off of an elephant seal; the one on the bottom based off of a leopard seal. Also the one on the bottom is chasing down a nice juicy tropical shark.
I’ll probably draw a few more of these, they were a lot of fun to draw for me.
John Galo Services
This is an AfterEffects animation project I made for college from the ancient days of 2004. The inside joke amongst my friends was that I make ridiculous statements and so I made this for them.
My Grandfather passed away this past Wednesday. Before he passed, he had mailed me an envelope containing some beautifully made early 20th century postcards (from around 1910) and series of pages from Esquire magazine containing illustrations from my all time favorite illustrator Brian Froud. My Grandfather was not an easy man to love or understand for me, but upon receiving these I knew that he loved and cared for me in his own way. I’m sorry I never got to know you better Grandpa.