Everything you should need to know to draw the Pygmies!


They’re Small, Ride Goats & F’ing Hate Cranes!


Remember the Iliad? It’s possibly better if you don’t. But probably important to mention that these are the bird fighting dwarfs who first popped up in Homer’s ridiculously long war poem. And they lived on the coast of what is now India (not to be confused with the small, and very real, hunter gatherers from the Congo). Beyond that really all you have to know is this:

  • They lived on the shores of Oceanus (the river that wrapped the edge of the world)
  • Never taller than 27 inches (2 cubits), maybe a lil plump
  • 9 months of the year, they farmed, made sandals, played tiny lutes, ate smurfberries etc
  • 3 months of the year, they saddled their rams, goats and sheep, grabbed arrow and club and did battle with a bunch of long necked birds looking to winter on said occupied shore of the river at the end of the world
    • That’s what you’ve got! I need to start bullying more of you into drawing more soon, but for now I’ll just ask: Why wouldn’t you draw a tiny river person on a warsheep?

      Judgement Is Complete

      Our Winning Pygmie DrawingThe Judge’s Council has convened and verdict given! Here’s how judgement for the Pygmies played out!

      Judge Mona
      # 4! I love every last detail of this drawing. Special shout outs to the middle pygmies…everything, the long butted cobbler, and the tiny toed goat!

      Judge Sneurat
      I choose #5 because its not every day that you see a drawing of an outie bellybutton, and I really appreciate when Sean goes for a super minimalist aesthetic.

      Judge Cody
      Going with Chip (#3) because of the goatse dude in the gnome horde! You know your audience!

      Judge Ken
      I’m with Mona, I like #4. Love all the different scenes going on here!

      Judge Me
      I’m with #4 as well! While I would always prefer you draw square (cause I’m lazy), this wide format led my mind straight to a wrap around book cover… And since I want answers to all the mysteries in this pic, I must do my part and encourage you to finish, the soon to be, best selling, picture book – “Not Today Bird”!

      Disagree if you must but know that judgement is law and to the winner a shirt will go…. Thanks to drawers and judges alike. And even though the contest is done we’ll always welcome new Pygmy drawings for the archives! So draw on, and remember, 25 beasts drawn earns you a shirt!


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