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Fox Rampant

A pen and ink drawing of a fox, focused on the head and front paws as it snarls and pounces at the viewer.

Copic multiliner pens on paper

A drawing I did over the past few days. I'm not 100% sure it's a fox. It's from a reference photo I took of a taxidermy exhibit at the Burke Museum of Natural History in Seattle.



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Jan. 19th, 2015 03:08 am (UTC)

XD It surprised us when it popped up on our friends page!

We remember that fox creature! :D
Jan. 19th, 2015 04:13 am (UTC)
Sorry! I guess that means it came out good.

I tried to find out on the internet if anyone had written what that creature was. It doesn't really match red foxes because it doesn't have a white underbelly and the fur is more golden. It's clearly the winter coat of something, but I couldn't figure out what.
Jan. 19th, 2015 04:17 am (UTC)
It's a Jumping Rarface!!! :D

-zoologist bug
Jan. 19th, 2015 04:18 am (UTC)
Jan. 25th, 2015 10:53 am (UTC)
I saw this when you first posted it and have been trying to get the needed energy to come back and write a comment.

Which is...

Hey are foxes that fluffy in colder climates? Here they're skinny-looking creatures with wiry bodies, slim faces and thin fur.

It's a pretty kewl drawing though :-)
Jan. 25th, 2015 03:22 pm (UTC)
I don't know, that's the weird part! The only thing I could find that was remotely that fluffy was the Arctic Fox, but they're white and this was golden brown. I have a kind of vague memory that it was a prehistoric extinct species (I guess that would mean it was fake and not real taxidermy if that was accurate?) but I looked up ancestors of the fox too and couldn't find a good match.

So I really don't know. It must be something else.
Jan. 26th, 2015 10:26 am (UTC)
huh interesting. So what did you base the drawing on then? Like that's what you can't remember? did you take a photo of something somewhere along the line?
I am confused!

Jan. 26th, 2015 12:18 pm (UTC)
Oh it's from a photo of a museum exhibit. I took the photo but I didn't get a photo of the plaque labelling it. I thought it was taxidermy. There were several animals mounted in the entryway.
Jan. 27th, 2015 12:20 pm (UTC)
Ah I see.
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