The character Oddvark grew out of this collection. He is the aardvark with the weird characteristics that make him a ZANIMAL. There are many more to follow: the Manatee/Manateehee, the Polar Bear/Molar Bear - to name a few. These characters were used in a summer drawing class for kids - I talked to them about realistic drawing - "seeing" what is in front of you and drawing it as best as you can, and "imagination" drawing - drawing from your symbol systems or imaginative mind. Much of this was based upon the theories put forth in Betty Edward's book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.
Scenes from Oddvark goes to The Big City
Scenes from Dr. Petrie Dish, Scientist and Lab Coat Designer