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Catching up post 3: silliness with narwhals

This August, sb_fag_ends celebrated its 5th anniversary with a comment party (posting and responding to prompts in the comments). Besides making a Spuffy cocktail version of Harmony's Spuffel fantasy from Buffy S10 #10 in response to the "Spuffy drink cocktails" prompt, I was also inspired to create some artwork by foxstarreh's narwhal prompt, or more precisely, by the delightful narwhal!Spike fic that shapinglight wrote in response to that prompt.

At some point in shapinglight's story, Spike wonders how he is going to eat without his horn getting in the way. Good question, I thought. Somehow I'd always thought that narwhals used their horns to spear fish, but on second thought that seemed rather impractical.

When googling to find out how narwhals do eat, I stumbled across a site with The 7 Most Interesting Narwhal Facts. Some of these facts turned out to be pretty interesting indeed (I thought so at the time, anyway) and inspired me to create some silly pictures:

 photo Fact1-unicorn_zpssmatjhbz.png

 photo Fact2-tusk_zpsbbdpezgl.png

 photo Fact3-tusk_zpsuu1uvpwq.png

 photo Fact4-corpse_zpsqc7royly.png

 photo Fact5-suck_zpsr94sqoxc.png

Bonus narwhals:

The narwhal photograph I used as a base is by Paul Nicklen (source).


( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 29th, 2015 12:40 am (UTC)
*giggles merrily*


Edited at 2015-12-29 12:41 am (UTC)
Dec. 29th, 2015 12:49 am (UTC)
Glad you like them! Personally I was really surprised how appropriate some of those facts turned out to be, like the "corpse whale" and the food sucking.
Jan. 3rd, 2016 03:13 am (UTC)
LOL...these are so creative and funny!
Jan. 4th, 2016 02:22 am (UTC)
Thank you! I had a blast making them. And learned a lot about narwhals too :-)
Oct. 12th, 2016 07:21 am (UTC)
These are wonderful - what a great visual project to combine with a story. You did a fab job of using the series images with the narwhal elements.

Congrats of doing your graphics to story and your nomination - I'm so glad that you decided to join LJ and do more grahics work.
Oct. 14th, 2016 10:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks Cil! These were just meant to be a bit of fun, and I'm glad people have been enjoying them.
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