Animeld gallery 3
Jan 29, '04 -- Nov 5, '04


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This is the third bunch of Animelds, listed in approximate chronological order. These appeared between Jan 29, '04 and Nov 5, '04. Back to gallery 1, gallery 2.

This clever Animeld was submitted by Ryan McGuire. As I cleaned up the line art on the computer, I kept feeling like I wasn't done yet, since I hadn't actually gotten to the Animeld itself. And probably never will...

Saladmander (also, Saladander): n. a mythical lizardlike creature, believed to have the magical power to inhabit or withstand... lettuce. Suggested over a span of time by Doug Orleans, Eric Haas, and Ryan McGuire. Note the flamelike quality of the lettuce leaves as they flicker dangerously about his body.

I suppose he can get a hole-in-one whenever he feels like it. This Animeld is the result of late-night-insomnia-induced brainstorming by Jennifer Waddington and Chris Swainston.
This very reclusive Animeld flies by flapping the edges of its hood... Suggested by Alan Anderson and Rees Maxwell.
Sorry for the potty humor, but there's no controlling inspiration, as Nicole Laorange surely knows.
This Animeld submitted by Darius Bacon and Eric Zuckerman. Rain rolls off his back like water off a... roof, I guess.
How dangerous is this guy? We'll have to ask Luke Meyers -- he's the one who discovered it -- in his boot the morning after visiting a cheap salad bar?
Another one that would look good on my couch....
This is another priceless suggestion from the late Lux Lucre (aka Kerry Pearson). I think it would like to hang out with the Ping-Ponguin...
I could've sworn someone suggested this, but I just can't seem to find the e-mail. No-one's responded, so it must've been from my own twisted brain. This seemed like an appropriate one, since naked mole rats are kind of wrinkly to begin with. A breath of fresh... er... water... on the undersea scene. Perhaps, not as well camouflaged as some of his more traditional cousins, but he never worries about halitosis!
Whew! This guy is almost as long as the Oarwhale!... Kerin Schiesser suggested serpents -> serpants, and I thought it would be better as sea serpants. After all, we usually just call them snakes... unless referring to fantastical creatures. These guys are definitely fantastical!
My own contribution in the "Dinomeld" category
Another classic from the team of Jennifer Waddington and Chris Swainston. It seems so obvious now. Gloves come in twos, lovebirds come in twos...
There was some discussion between myself and Paul Bush, who sent this in, as to whether zip was a noun or a verb. Apparently zip as a noun is a somewhat British usage.
What's tall, spotted, and... sharp? This guy could be dangerous to tree trimmers... or maybe they'd hire him! Suggested by the surnameless Claire L.

My apologies to those who submitted the Fountain Lion. I tried them both, and this one just works a lot better. Thanks to Luke Meyers and Nicole Laorange for this damp but sure-footed Animeld.

Very energetic, but kind of clumsy - they're always getting tangled up in themselves...

I'd been trying for years to tesselate turtles, even before my good friend Leah suggested this as an Animeld. I have several other almost-works versions of this flat, durable Animeld. Maybe someday I'll put them up as extras.
This has been submitted to me in ever increasing numbers, so far by the dynamic duo of Jennifer Waddington and Chris Swainston, as well as Tom Phoenix, Andy Schwartz, and Rich Potter, who even drew his own version. (His are usually funnier than mine, but that's just tough -- it's my website!)
This luminescent annelid Animeld (annemeld?) was discovered by prolific contributor Rees Maxwell, back after a long hiatus.

Andy Schwarz discovered this strangely appropriate Animeld in the watery (?) depths of the refrigerator. It appears to have recently eaten some pineapple chunks. Mmmm!

This textile-based echinoderm is an interesting case. It seems Rees Maxwell thought he was discovering the SCARfish, but upon closer examination, I discovered it was the less gruesome and more easily drawn SCARFish.
The microscopic melody of this amorphous Animeld is usually enjoyed by the more cultured members of the petrie dish. How Sean Lacey found himself among them is a mystery. This is a change of more than two letters, but it was too good to pass up.
We're not sure exactly what type of one-celled creature this is, but we're pretty sure it's in the string section. Spied under the scope by Alex Duncan.
The Snowy Efret was spotted by the sharp eyes of Eric Reuss. Thanks Eric!
We thought this was another member of the orchestra, but then we realized she was just consorting with the musicians. Thanks to Eric Zuckerman for this shady lady of the deep. 

Luke Meyers caught a glimpse of this guy yo-yodeling under the full moon one night.

This is one Animeld that never has to worry about heart problems -- between the oats and the excercise, I'm sure he's in pretty good shape. Noted while on safari in the pantry by Rees Maxwell.

Andy Schwartz, Doug Orleans, and the ghost of Lux Lucre join Rees Maxwell, as the safari enters the root cellar region. There they encounter a huge herd of Wildebeets. Run guys!

Check out this lovely painterly version of some wildebeets.

The most timely fellow in the flock, this guy's never late for a date. And so elegantly attired! I'm sure Amy McGraw-Pate enjoyed watching him display each and every minute detail.

I know they're not really sheepskin these days, but apparently they weren't then either. Ask this guy -- the smartest Dinomeld in the herd.

Look what Andy Schwartz found wheeling around the fantastical playground! Neat!

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