Tuesday, August 21, 2012

"Crazy Creatures Week," Day Two

Okay, have you recovered from the awesomeness of yesterday's "Crazy Creature" offering yet?  Because today, I have one for you with a decidedly patriotic air about it.

We have many people in our family who have served, or are currently serving, in the Armed Forces of the U.S. (in every branch--Army, Navy, and Air Force), so I thought I'd show you my son's slightly out-there take on that iconic American symbol, the bald eagle:
Well, okay.  This isn't exactly a bald eagle, is it?  But there is a certain eagle-like quality to this drawing, you must admit; it depicts a sort of jacked-up, uber-muscular version of the national bird of our proud country...in the front, anyway.  However, the back legs on this creature look sort of like those of a chicken don't they?  And curiously, the hind end is reminiscent of--what, a horse, maybe?  Or a wolf?  Although that tail doesn't really look like a horse's or a wolf's tail, now that I think of it.  But there are fur-covered haunches on this eagle-creature, the haunches of some sort of mammal or other...and the wings are a bit too small for flight, making it appear that they're just decorative in this case.  So is this thing a bird, or isn't it?

Okay, what is going on here?  Has anyone out there ever seen--even in a video game, where crazy alien creatures run amok--a creature that even remotely resembles this one?  Can anyone come up with a name for a being such as this?

One thing for sure is that my fourth-born son, who produced this sketch when he was about 15 (and probably whipped it off in under five minutes), really does have some amazing skills when it comes to drawing, doesn't he?

And there's more to come!  Three more days of "Crazy Creatures Week" to look forward to!  Stay tuned.

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