Cheetahs or Elephants?

“Honeybee” (wip)

So here’s a little progress shot of my third piece for my “Share The Earth” series. While I’ve been working on this I’ve been wondering what should I draw for my fourth and final piece for the series. So far it’s a toss up between cheetahs and elephants. I like both so it’s a little difficult to decide. What do you think? Which would you like to see drawn, an elephant or a cheetah? 😊

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Our Pollinators

I’ve been wanting to do a piece on bees for a while now and figured it would fit in with my “Share The Earth” series.

So far here’s my preliminary sketch for my third art card drawing of the series. It’s a little rough but it will get refined as I clean up a bit for inking. ☺

Snow Leopard

“Snow Leopard” by Q. Rumbley

In the high altitudes of Central Asia lives the mysterious “Ghost Of The Mountains”, the snow leopard. These elusive creatures inhabit the rough terrain between where the tree line stops and the snow line begins on the mountains. With temperatures rising due to climate change the snow lines recede more causing the snow leopards to move further up the mountain slopes. As they are forced to inhabit higher elevations, the vegetation becomes more scarce, which means that the herbivores that snow leopards prey upon become more limited in supply putting the leopards in the position of having trouble finding enough food. This is one of the ways in which this beautiful creature’s existence is being threatened.

The is the second completed art card drawing to my four part series on animals effected by climate change. The original and mini printables are available in store. 🌍❤😊

More Fur

I have to admit, fur is the most mind boggling thing to stipple but here I am about to go at it once again. Here’s the beginning of my next drawing, a snow leopard, for my “Share The Earth” series. These are some interesting creatures, survivors from the time of the saber tooth tiger, who are also known as “Ghosts Of The Mountains”, that roam the high altitudes of Central Asia. I’m rather fond of most creatures in the cat family but I haven’t given much attention to the snow leopard in favor of its more lowland cousin the cougar. So I’m learning much about this fascinating feline as I face the challenge of drawing its elusive beauty. Wish me luck. 😊

Sea Turtle

“Sea Turtle” by Q. Rumbley

Did you know the temperature of the sand where sea turtles lay their eggs effects the gender of the embryo? The warmer the sands are the more females are born. The cooler the sands, the more males are born. With rising climates and warmer temperatures more females are being born which could lead to an imbalance in the ratio of the genders and potentially a collapse in the sea turtle population.

This is my first completed piece for my four part art card series on animals effected by climate change. 😊