April 2018: African Penguin

African Penguin

African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus)

World Penguin Day takes place on April 25th, and to honor this special day, FaunaFocus will be featuring the African penguin throughout the month of April 2018. This achromatic bird is the only penguin found in Africa and is listed as an endangered species by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.



Create art inspired by the African penguin and share it in the FaunaFocus Discord Server or on social media with #faunafocus. Learn about more ways to get involved with FaunaFocus and this month’s featured animal!



This month, FaunaFocus is starting a new tradition, FaunaFriday! FaunaFridays are special Fridays, dedicated to FaunaFocus! Join the FaunaFocus community for special livestream events on the FaunaFocus Twitch Stream Team while you learn, create, and share with each other! Share your progress on the FaunaFocus Discord Server and on social media with #FaunaFocus. Contact FaunaFocus to add your own FaunaFriday event.

This month’s FaunaFridays will take place on April 13th, with Sketch Studies, and April 27th, with a CreateAlong teaching participants to use charcoal pencils to create an achromatic, realistic portrait of an African penguin.



Entries for this month’s Free-For-All are due at 12:00pm (Noon) CDT on Friday, April 27th and will be critiqued on the FaunaFocus Twitch Stream Team at 9:00pm CDT on Saturday, April 28th. FaunaFocus needs 2 guest judges! If interested, apply to judge the Free-For-All.

Image: Bernard DUPONT


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