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The Bunyip

The Bunyip

Australia’s Adorably Named, Tusked and Clawed, Water Terror!

We’re sticking to the southern hemisphere again this round… but going way more murdery! Now australians are famed for their uncanny ability to give murderous things, absurdly adorable names. And the Bunyip is no exception. I mean I know what one is… and upon reading the word I immediately picture something like a bunny.. but you know… a lil smaller with oversized feet… And I’d be wrong… cause its some sort of horrific cross between a walrus, an alligator and hell… maybe a bear? And instead of hanging out looking cute. It lurks in inland waterways and kills and eats most anything it meets. Now because it pretty much kills everything it meets the distiguishing characteristics get a lil fuzzy, so let’s jump right into the descriptors!

  • Lives in the lakes swamps and billabongs of australia
  • has a large walrus-like head with many a tooth and tusk
  • Has a powerful alligator-like body, maybe covered in hair, maybe scales
  • has the hairy tail of a horse, or of a giant otter
  • possesses long arms tipped with horrendous claws
  • and we’re using this one as the grab bag cause it’s also rumored to have, horns, feathers, a dogs head or a ducks bill

That’s what you got! All I ask is you don’t try too hard and have fun with it! We’ll close off submissions for judgement midnight of Friday the 21st… As always, We’ll gather the judges council and pick one to win a shirt, so get your asses doodling!

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The Bunyip Entry # 1

The Bunyip Entry # 1

Oh man! Such good drippy, swampy muck horror! Having just cleaned my pond filter I know exactly what that guy smells like and what do we think? Are there arms in that silhouette about to rise up or is he more of your thumb with teeth? Either way works for me!

The Bunyip Entry # 2

The Bunyip Entry # 2

Like the sensitive Bowie of bunyips! I mean he (or she) is literally fantasizing about death while in a pool it! That’s dark! And there’s something magical about the balance of the down turned alien grabbyhands and the royal cocks feather-like display of it’s horsetail!

The Bunyip Entry # 3

The Bunyip Entry # 3

Butterfly! The official stroke of terrifying, long armed carnivores! Also for all you vinyl manufacturers out there, I would gladly sip a beer from a lake float that looked exactly like this!

The Bunyip Entry # 4

The Bunyip Entry # 4

If anyone is counting, by what we’ve seen so far, I’m voting that the humorously underwater walking, duck faced wolverine is the version of the Bunyip I’d feel least threatened by… though I do imagine he keeps coming with an unstoppable Pepe le Pew like consistency!

The Bunyip Entry # 5

The Bunyip Entry # 5

I’m relatively confident this was my 7th grade bus driver! Who I’m still relatively sure (some 30 years later) ate a few kids on our route! You’ve got some really nice subtle shading this round, figured I’d point that out too!

The Bunyip Entry # 6

The Bunyip Entry # 6

It’s pretty great how unaware kids are of the creepiness of their expressions… I mean “I heeear some stiiiirrrrring” in best case, “Sixth Sense voice” is absolutely the last thing I want to hear while standing at the edge of a fenced off backwater! Also, points for a pretty great Bunny forward bunyip!

The Bunyip Entry # 7

The Bunyip Entry # 7

You know what I always say, when in doubt, go hollow eyed, potbellied and make it fishing! Legendary killer indeed! it’s just no one mentions that it’s crappie he’s been killin’!

The Bunyip Entry # 8

The Bunyip Entry # 8

Man just imagine the stagnant billabong and wet dead human on this guys breath! I can almost taste the spittle! And while I know that’s a beavers tail, it’s almost better if its just a random floating salisbury steak!

The Bunyip Entry # 9

The Bunyip Entry # 9

“I call my picture: the bunyip likes australian salsa” – Yes! Something about a slightly blurry phone pic that just triples the realism of a good man eating beast! Plus the multiple covering textures will always make me think of Sendak’s beasts!

The Bunyip Entry # 10

The Bunyip Entry # 10

I do so love when the frame sorta captures the beast entirely, gives us that good polar bear through the glass kinda feel… especially with the lil bear paddle acytion here… though I’ve decided to imagine this one is squirrel sized so those meaty shoulders and dagger teef seem less intimidating!

The Bunyip Entry # 11

The Bunyip Entry # 11

So is it the big ol pachydermy eye looking like a monocle that makes him looks so sophisticated? Or maybe the overly attentive way he folds back his non gesturing hand? Not saying that maw full of tusks and teef isn’t terrifying… just saying it’s a terrible maw patiently waiting for his turn with the croquet hammer!

The Bunyip Entry # 12

The Bunyip Entry # 12

Haha! You know Judge Ken might be on to something, these seanbeasts do seem to have gotten notably more damaged as of late! Tell me this isn’t the lil creature looking up teary eyed from a wicker cage the corner of a witches hut… that looks suspiciously like the messenger you sent months ago.

The Bunyip Entry # 13

The Bunyip Entry # 13

Did australia get mid 80’s Trans Ams? Cause if they did, you know this badass drives one… and who cares that “those about to rock” has been stuck in the tape deck for upwards of 30 years… it still applies!