Happy World Penguin Day & Reminders

Happy World Penguin Day, everyone! World Penguin Day is an annual celebration of penguins that happens on April 25th of each year. This date coincides with the annual northward migration of penguins. Celebrate World Penguin Day with FaunaFocus this week!



Don’t forget about this month’s Free-For-All competition. Submit your African penguin-inspired artwork by 12:00pm (Noon) CDT on Friday, April 27th and tune in on Saturday, April 28th at 9:00pm CDT to watch the judging livestream. All entries will be judged by experienced artists, including Noelle M. Brooks and Twosenseless.

As well as the usual prizes, this month’s Free-For-All will feature a new prize, a Twitch subscription to the Twitch Partner/Affiliate of the artist’s choice. Thank you to the generous donor who provided this prize! The winner of the Free-For-All will receive the following prizes:

  • Artwork Feature: The winning artwork will be displayed on FaunaFocus.com with the artist’s display name and a link to the portfolio or profile of the artist’s choosing..
  • Artist Feature: The winner will be eligible for an artist feature on FaunaFocus.com.
  • June FaunaFocus: The winner will select an animal species to be featured during June.
  • Twitch Subscription: The winner will be gifted a Twitch Subscription to the Twitch Partner/Affiliate of the artist’s choosing.


FaunaFriday CreateAlong

Lastly, this Friday is our second FaunaFriday! FaunaFriday is a dedicated day to work on African penguin-themed artwork with the FaunaFocus community.

In celebration of this day, Noelle M. Brooks will be hosting a Charcoal CreateAlong on her Twitch Channel. Throughout this event, Noelle will walk you through the creation of a realistic African penguin illustration drawn with charcoal. Follow along step-by-step and interact directly, asking questions and sharing images of your progress. Post your final product on social media with #FaunaFocus. Check out the Supply List and tune in, this Friday, April 27th at 9:00pm CDT.

Image: Kym Ellis


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