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Do Not Disturb Dragon

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


I felt I had to let my wild side loose after that 'semi-political' Rube Goldberg contraption I threw at you last time. I really can't tell what changes my moods... but every 28 days I want to run over something...

Nah... I'll just make another graphiteoscopy.

***Note from Kerry:
Hi Jim
I love your new word - 'graphiteoscopy' - it's great! Love your dragon too, it's amazing how you get those teeth to stand out the way you do, mine would be all blurred and lost in clutter!

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"Please, don't feed the animals"

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)

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Aside from cars and alien beings, dragons are a particular favorite of mine.

***Note from Kerry:
Awesome dragon, Jim! Wow.

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Venus Dragon

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


Pointed talons that are as hard as carbon steel, never need sharpening and keep replacing themselves - much like shark teeth. A necessity when trying to scale the carbon and slate climbing faces on Venus.

I know that there shouldn't be life on that planet because of the temperatures and pressure... but I just don't have the heart to tell him. How 'bout you??


***Note from Kerry:
Hi Jim,
Well I could tell him, does he have an email address? (heh, that's about as close as I'd like to be.)

You've done a great job with his muscular chest and the claws, and the ... well, it's the greatest, Jim.

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Spare Parts Dragon

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


I think some of these guys were put together at the last minute because He just didn't want any parts left over come 'Inventory Time'...


***Note from Kerry:
Nothing to do with you, hey Jim? It's amazing you can get these guys to sit still while you draw!

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Momma's Lil' Boy

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


Weight: 12,750 lbs., Lngth. (nose to tail): 27 ft. Disposition: Really cranky at times. Then there are times when he's just plain out of sorts.

Those are the days you don't want his lunch arriving late.


***Note from Kerry:
Jim, I would freak out if I ran into this dude! Unreal imagination happening with this one - is there a committee at your place?

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Go Fetch

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


I love to watch all of the 'dog training' shows on PBS. Like Barbara Woodword.

Most of the dogs she worked with must have been on Thorazine or some other fun substance... Like Fluffy sez... "Fetch THIS!"


***Note from Kerry:
Hi Jim
oooh, he doesn't look happy, does he? You've done a great job of drawing this - um - dog.

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They rode animals

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


A high vantage point meant that very few laws ever went broken for long. Being able to turn on a dime and produce an accurate spear throw to bull's eye from over 200 meters were admirable traits.


***Note from Kerry:
Wow Jim, terrific drawing!

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Juvenile Male Zarex

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


This is what usually happens when too many unused parts are left over. You know... just like a camel.

A perfect example of a horse built by committee.


***Note from Kerry:
Jim, that's exactly true about a committee building it!! Funny!



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The Adult Chow-Li

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


One of the relatively 'smaller' of the family, don't be lulled into complacency. When the animal is at rest, if you listen very closely, you can hear soft wind chime-like music coming from within.

Problem with that is you must get to within six to ten inches from the animal's ribcage. Close enough to be considered a 'snack'...


***Note from Kerry:
Jim, I'll just take your word for it.

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The Razorbilled Crestwing

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


This is a bit of an 'odd duck' as it is. A member of the DoDo family yet with decorative plumage like it went to college or something!


***Note from Kerry:
Hi Jim
It is a fascinating creature, that's for sure. We don't see them downunder.

Your drawing is excellent.

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Hot Drawing

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


I've always tried to put 'human' qualities into my creations. That way, they can come 'alive' and show their own unique values.

Not unlike those portrait eyes that 'follow you around the room'.


***Note from Kerry:
Hi Jim
As soon as I saw your drawing, I loved it straight up. This is so good! You make me wonder what you can come up with next....

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The Last Unicorn

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


A long, long time ago, back when I thought I'd be able to make money drawing, I picked a name for my 'company' that I thought 'suited' my product as well as my ideology and that was "Unicorn Graphix".

Obviously that didn't quite work out as I had envisioned...


***Note from Kerry:
I'm sorry to hear that Jim, it's a shame it didn't. Your artwork is something to behold, that's for sure.

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"...A Female Golden Sarrong..."

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


Although similar to the 'Social Climber' listed here, I'm afraid this one here won't be as 'diplomatic' when it comes to moving people aside. If you find yourself ahead of one trying to get out, you might want to think about putting it into a little higher gear Ace... or be prepared to end up as an appetizer!


***Note from Kerry:
Fantastic drawing Jim. I enjoy your stories.

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The Bolivian Mossback

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


This surprising little creature was a second cousin of the giant ground sloth. Instead of resting on two huge hind legs, the Mossback simply rests all of it's 975 pounds against the tree until no more tree...

Simple, yes?


***Note from Kerry:
Jim, while your drawing is excellent, he looks a bit icky. Ewww.

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The Siberian Torché

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)

The Siberian Torché

The Siberian Torché

Well now... What can I tell you about her... Hm-m-m...

Oh heck...You're on your own!!!!


***Note from Kerry:
Hi Jim

Well, she looks like she has a bit of a temper going by the smoke nearby. I've had the privilege of seeing a larger version of your drawing and I really appreciate all the work that goes into it. You are an artist!

Oh, by the way, is she related in any way to the "Adolescent Tibetian Saphire Exxicon"?

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Adult Male Crested Sabre-Brallex

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


You'd better mind your footing. The last thing you want to be is off balance when this little beauty charges.

Standing eight feet seven inches at the shoulder and tipping the scales at a hefty 2275 pounds when fully grown, off balance would be a bad thing...


***Note from Kerry:
Jim, I could study your pencil work for hours! Amazing.

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The Northwestern Awk

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


(never miss the opportunity to slip in a good pun...)

Thought I would take a moment and show the folks a few of the animals that didn't make it to the "To-Do" list after 'the flood'...


***Note from Kerry:
Hey Jim, that's an interesting character. I love your sense of humor and just love this drawing.

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Social Climber

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


It's always a tough climb out of the pit and into the daylight.

Problem is, if you're not the leader, the view doesn't change much!


***Note from Kerry:
Jim
That is so true about the view! The thought makes me grin.

I like all of your drawings and this one is no exception.

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Taipan Scissorwing

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


For all of its seemingly awkward appearance, once in the air the Scissorwing can out maneuver the hummingbird (except when it comes to hovering... then it simply eats it).

They can usually be seen flying low over the horizon in the early morning hours. Sunlight seems to make the Taipan seem to 'glitter' like diamonds.


***Note from Kerry:
Absolutely cool drawing, Jim.

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The Cerulean Paupau

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


While appearing soft and cuddly, this 875 pound off-shoot of the walrus family is hardly considered a 'lap pet'. Through evolution, it had lost any remains of former tusks as they tended to hinder mating.

Don't look so amazed... Would YOU??!


***Note from Kerry:
Jim, your pencil on paper makes magic.

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Male Mongolian Boomtail

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


This little beauty weighs in at around two and a half tons; stands eight and one half feet tall at the shoulder and can run flat-out at 28 m.p.h. for almost 30 minutes without feeling winded.

How? Well, it's home planet has only 1/12th gravity of Earth so no Rocket Science needed here, eh?


***Note from Kerry:
Hmmm, looks like the committee has had some input with this one!

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"Three Billy Goats Gruff"

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


What is this?... I mean really? A troll? Your Boss? Some ex-wife? Something you REALLY don't want to deal with!!!

***Note from Kerry:
Hi Jim, your drawing made me grin! He is excellent ... or is he really a she??

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Sheepish

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


I knew that when they cloned 'Dolly', it was only going to be a short time until the 'mixture' was tweaked just a little too far...



***Note from Kerry:
Hi Jim,
One thing is for certain, I can rely on you to produce "what-ifs"! This drawing is so very well done.

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Adolescent Tibetian Saphire Exxicon

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


While still in its pre-pubescent stage, the Exxicon is still a very formidable opponent. Much like the dragons of Komodo Island, the razor-sharp teeth carry a highly toxic brew from feast to feast.

Even if you only get 'nipped' by this little beauty, consider yourself terminated.


***Note from Kerry:
Ouch!

Jim, I love the way you have done his teeth and "breath". The detailing is unreal.

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Etherian Slingtail

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)

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(...Pssst... Over here... Between you, me and the fencepost, this was NOT one of the 'better plans'... but you didn't hear it from me..."


***Note from Kerry:
He's one cool dragon, Jim.

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The Bite Of A Lion

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


You would do well to give this little `beauty' a wide birth.

Possessing perfect balance, they can plant their feet firmly wide apart and can swing each end with equal power while maintaining a rock-solid stance.


***Note from Kerry:
Hi Jim
I like the color, your drawing is very well done!

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The Aluvean Sand Auger

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


Made for underground life, this little mole-like critter really keeps the topsoil loose.

***Note from Kerry:
Jim,
I wonder where you're digging these up from? ha ha.
I like the way you did his fur.

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The Carpathian Mountains

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


Take this fine beast for example. Aside from her imposing manor - yes, I said HER - the husky build that runs through the breed helps her gain a firm footing when hunting for food on those sheer mountain faces.


***Note from Kerry:
Jim, I'm running out of adjectives for your work!! You keep me speechless, really.

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Demented or...

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


One might be easily intimidated by an assortment of rags and bones such as this to come up with a believable story! Here's hoping you are never put to the test...


***Note from Kerry:
Ewww Jim, I can feel the slime from here! Excellent drawing!



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A Different Kind of RazorBack

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


This one can get high up into the clouds without any fear of falling. She clamps her talons onto the face of the cliff and leaves her mouth free to do other things, and utilize the brushy trip around her muzzle as a napkin! Hey... Why not?


***Note from Kerry:
Well, the brush has to serve some purpose otherwise it wouldn't be there! Great drawing, Jim.

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The Prussian Lapis

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


The Prussian Lapis breed was developed over the years to reach a very high plateau of sensory adaptation and having been valued so highly were only allowed to be owned by the most wealthy and highly educated.


***Note from Kerry:
Hi Jim
I love his head! It's an unusual creature and so beautifully drawn.

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Bad Hair Day

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)


There are some days when looking at yourself in the mirror is just too much to bear. Now you know why...


***Note from Kerry:
Jim,
I thought it looked familiar!



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Subterrainian Root Tender

by Jim Leming
(Issaquah, WA)

Subterrainian Root Tender

Subterrainian Root Tender

Keeping out of sunlight, prowling the woods means this beauty can take it slow and easy. Just don't confuse that with defenseless!


***Note from Kerry:
Gosh Jim, you are producing some amazing drawings!

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