Archive for Medieval Animal Alphabet

A is for Alphabet

Medieval Animal Alphabet

Medieval Animal Alphabet

(wrist still sore. siiiiiigh)

Z is for Zebra

Z is for Zebra

Z is for Zebra

… fin …

Y is for Yale

Y is for Yale

Y is for Yale

Watercolours, pencil crayon and markers on watercolour paper. Simply put, the yale is one wicked-cool animal. It has horns that can move any which way it wants!

For more info on all your favorite medieval beasts, visit The Medieval Bestiary or your local library.

I’m a bit nervous as I post this, for in less than 12 hours I will be off for some ‘minor’ wrist surgery. It’ll be a little while before I can draw again, so I’m feeling pretty sad. Only one more medieval letter to go then who knows what I’ll post!

X is for…Squirrel?

X is for Xerus

X is for Xerus

Watercolours, pencil crayon and markers on watercolour paper. Alright, so I cheated a little bit on this one, seeing as there are very few animals starting with X and fewer still that would have appeared in a medieval bestiary. So hopefully these African ground squirrels (genus Xerus) won’t get too angry, as squirrels can die of rage.

For more info on all your favorite medieval beasts, visit The Medieval Bestiary or your local library.

W is for Wolf

W is for Wolf

W is for Wolf

Watercolours, pencil crayon and markers on watercolour paper. If a man sees a wolf (before the wolf can see him), the wolf will lose his ferocity. But if the wolf sees the man first, the man will lose his voice.

For more info on all your favorite medieval beasts, visit The Medieval Bestiary or your local library.

V is for Vulture

V is for Vulture

V is for Vulture

Watercolours, pencil crayon and markers on watercolour paper. The vulture follows armies to feast on the bodies that will fall, knowing precisely just how many will be slain. Today’s letter is brought to you by ‘Vampire’.

For more info on all your favorite medieval beasts, visit The Medieval Bestiary or your local library.