• African Penguin

    African penguins are monogamous as pairs return to the same breeding sites year after year.

  • African Penguin

    Juvenile African penguins initially have dark slate gray-blue feathers that darken with age in about 3 years.

  • African Penguin

    African penguins can swim up to 20 km/h and can travel up to 110 km during each hunting trip, depending on where they forage.

  • African Penguin

    African penguins are also called jackass penguins because they emit loud donkey-like brays, yells, and haws to communicate.

  • African Penguin

    Cape fur seals, sharks, kelp gulls, sacred ibises, mongooses, genets, leopards, and even feral cats and dogs prey on African penguins and their eggs.

  • African Penguin

    The African penguin is endangered and is undergoing a population decline, as a result of commercial fisheries, oil pollution, and shifts in prey populations.

  • African Penguin

    The black and white markings of the African penguin help to camouflage it from both, aquatic and aerial, predators.

  • African Penguin

    African penguins are the most common penguin found in zoos due to their size and temperature requirements.

  • African Penguin

    Male African penguins are distinguishable from females due to their colors and deeper, more robust bills.

  • African Penguin

    African penguins have a longevity of 10-27 years and live longer in captivity than in the wild.

Kirsty Dillon, also known as “Clarry” or “Clarrydoll,” is a full-time British artist and broadcaster currently working and residing in Manitoba, Canada. With a love of tea, dolls, and creativity, in general, she finds inspiration from nature, wildlife, and even mental health. Especially interested in birds and insects, her portfolio is filled with feathered, flapping subjects, such as blackbirds, owls, bees, butterflies, and even bats. About four times a week, Kirsty shares her creative passions on Twitch Creative with the goal of building a friendly community and making beautiful things for her viewers to enjoy.

African Penguin: Spheniscus demersus

Shane S. (Yodeldog)

March is nearly over! If you’ve created any dhole-inspired artwork, consider submitting it to the FaunaFocus Free-For-All monthly art competition where experienced judges critique submissions live on stream! The FaunaFocus Free-For-All is open to all and is intended to foster community-based learning while celebrating successes and encouraging artists to improve from discipline and criteria. This month’s Free-For-All winner will receive the following prizes: Artwork Feature: The winning artwork will be displayed prominently on FaunaFocus.com with the artist’s… Read More

Dhole: Cuon alpinus

TheMissFox

Green Turtle: Chelonia mydas

Shane S. (Yodeldog)

The first month of 2018 is almost gone! If you created any common palm civet inspired art, please consider submitting it to the FaunaFocus Free-For-All monthly art competition where three experienced judges will critique submissions live on stream! The FaunaFocus Free-For-All is open to all and is intended to foster community-based learning while celebrating successes and encouraging artists to improve from discipline and criteria. This month’s Free-For-All winner will receive the following prizes:… Read More

Happy new year, everyone! The end-of-the-year holiday season has come to a close, also bringing the conclusion of the first annual FaunaFocus Holiday Art Trade! A total of 19 participants joined in spreading holiday cheer, each creating an artwork that featured an animal species requested by another participant. Throughout the months of November and December, participants were surprised with beautiful artworks complimenting their favorite animals. With a variety of different media, technique,… Read More

Common Palm Civet: Paradoxurus hermaphroditus

Claire

With the holiday season and year coming to a close, it is time for everyone who participated in this year’s FaunaFocus Holiday Art Trade to submit the art created for the assigned person. The deadline to submit is quickly approaching, this Monday, January 1st, 2018 at 12:00pm (noon) CST. Please make sure to post your finished artwork on the FaunaFocus Discord Server in the #Holiday-Art-Trade channel and tag the recipient. Thank you… Read More

If you created any white rhinoceros-inspired art, consider submitting it to the FaunaFocus Free-For-All monthly art competition where experienced judges will critique submissions live on stream! The FaunaFocus Free-For-All is open to all and is intended to foster community-based learning while celebrating successes and encouraging artists to improve from discipline and criteria. This month’s Free-For-All winner will receive the following prizes: Artwork Feature: The winning artwork will be displayed prominently on FaunaFocus.com with the artist’s display… Read More

White Rhinoceros: Ceratotherium simum

Draws With Kitties

Axolotl: Ambystoma mexicanum

Claire

The holiday season is approaching and FaunaFocus wants to spread the cheer! Throughout the months of November and December, FaunaFocus will be hosting a Holiday Art Trade and all are welcome to join! Surprise someone with an animal-themed artwork of their choice and receive an artwork, yourself, “Secret Santa” style!   GET INVOLVED Sign Up: Submit your contact information and the animal you’d like drawn for you using the form below. Receive Email:… Read More

October Free-For-All Submission Deadline This Sunday

Stephen Michael Scott II is a self-taught freelance illustrator originally from Middletown, Ohio, but currently working from Southeast Michigan. Legally blind in his right eye, he has adopted the name “Blind Coyote.” Stephen specializes in imaginative, yet realistic, illustrations featuring fantastical animal creatures in a variety of light-filled environments. He also enjoys creating anthropomorphic characters inspired by wildlife. An avid student of the arts, Stephen enjoys studying animal anatomy and sketching to… Read More

Red Panda: Ailurus fulgens

Ashereast

If you created any tiger-inspired art, consider submitting it to the FaunaFocus Free-For-All monthly art competition where experienced judges critique submissions live on stream! The FaunaFocus Free-For-All is open to all and is intended to foster community-based learning while celebrating successes and encouraging artists to improve from discipline and criteria. This month’s Free-For-All winner will receive the following prizes: Artist Feature: The winning artwork will be displayed prominently on FaunaFocus.com with the artist’s preferred display name… Read More

Louis Herlihy has been working as a freelance designer for the past year and a half and is notoriously known for working on digital art and design pieces in the dead of night. Currently working on a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in graphic design at Indiana University Southeast, he finds himself influenced by a wide range of creatives, ranging from the minimalist, conservative Paul Rand, to the experimental and attitude-rooted Stefan… Read More

Thank you to everyone who participated in the WWF Wild-Livestream these past few weeks! FaunaFocus collectively raised $750.00 to help increase the population of endangered tigers! The month’s not over yet and there’s still ways to help. Help further support the World Wide Fund for Nature’s vital work by donating your finished wildlife art: photographs, artwork, media, etc. All animal works are welcome, especially those featuring this month’s FaunaFocus, the tiger! If… Read More

The FaunaFocus 24-Hour Charity Host Train has come to an end! FaunaFocus partnered with the WWF-Australia‘s Wild-Livestream event and featured 11 different artists on Twitch Creative over the course of 24 hours spanning the entirety of Tuesday, October 12th. Each artist created artwork inspired by the endangered tiger species and several different media and styles were represented. Together, viewers and artists were able to surpass the original goal of $200 and raise… Read More

FaunaFocus is hosting its first charity event on Tuesday, September 12th, a 24-Hour Charity Host Train taking place on Twitch! FaunaFocus is teaming up with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to help save the endangered tiger species. The event will start Tuesday morning at midnight Central Daylight Time and continue for a full 24 hours. 11 different artists will be featured, each creating artwork inspired by the tiger and helping to bring… Read More

FaunaFocus is hosting its first charity event during the first half of September! FaunaFocus is teaming up with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to help save the endangered tiger species.   WWF Wild-Livestream 2017 FaunaFocus will be participating in the WWF Wild-Livestream 2017 campaign on Tiltify from September 1st to September 15th, 2017. Donations can be made on the FaunaFocus Tiltify page and all proceeds will benefit the World Wildlife Foundation’s tiger… Read More

Tiger: Panthera tigris

Denise Kristin

The August Free-For-All deadline has been extended from Wednesday, August 30th at 3:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT that same day.  The Free-For-All judging livesteam will remain at the same time: Wednesday, August 30th, at 9:00 p.m. CDT. In addition to this, August’s Free-For-All winner will be able to choose October’s featured #FaunaFocus animal of the month! September’s featured animal has already been selected for a special event that will be announced… Read More

The month of the Great Horned Owl is nearing its end, bringing us closer to the August Free-For-All contest deadline on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. CST. This is just one week away from today, so if you intend to submit any original work inspired by the Great Horned Owl, please plan accordingly. Additionally, remember to watch this month’s Free-For-All judging livestream on Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 9:00 p.m…. Read More