The Wapaloosie

The Lumberjack’s Mouse Eared and Inchworm Shaped, Tree Climbing Rodent with a Hankering for Fungi

You know I love me a lumberjack beast, so we’re keeping this short and sweet, to keep you from getting sidetracked with words!

  • Frequents the woods of the northern Americas
  • Head of chinchilla or similarly mouse eared rodent
  • Body roughly the size of a dachshund (no not Datsun)
  • Said to have claws and a pointed tail as sharp as a woodpecker’s beak
  • Possesses amazingly soft fur (hence previous chinchilla reference)
  • Uses its sharp claws and tail to anchor and long body to loco mote up trees like an inchworm
  • Eats fungus that grows at the very top of dead branches of trees

That’s about it! Most of you know the routine, and those of you that don’t, well I bet you can figure it out!

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The Wapaloosie Entry # 3

The First Place Wapaloosie Entry

It’s obviously a heartworm… but the kind that bores into you with love! Speaking of, I really love those stupid lil crayfish hands!

Judge’s Commentary – Two reasons! One: Cause when drawing your beast, including aspects that you can sell to syfy as a saturday night movie monster and plot is never a bad idea. And Two: Cause as many a bass would testify, it’s pretty hard to resist a wacky rigged worm!

The Wapaloosie Entry # 1

The Second Place Wapaloosie Entry

Oh my! I don’t know what aspect I like best… that it looks like a hairy bratwurst? That it looks like it’s so lovingly humping that branch? Or the fact that somehow this makes me afraid of heights for him!

Judge’s Commentary – I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: When the rest of the world has come and gone, and it’s just me and ITNet drawing mythical beasts every week, I’m pretty sure I’ll still be happy as a clam!

The Wapaloosie Entry # 7

The Third Place Wapaloosie Entry

I’m torn between calling this a revolution in the world of modern minimalism in beast drawings and wanting to make it out of felt and a paper towel roll!

Judge’s Commentary – I always tell my friends who whine about drawing, if you don’t have enough time, you’re doing it wrong! It’s just about squeezing the beast in your head out onto the page in those few minutes you have, and if it makes you laugh at the end, all the better!

The Wapaloosie Entry # 2

The Wapaloosie Entry # 2

Yeah I’d love to discuss your blustery day and all christopher robin… but I am seriously out of my gourd on fungus right now!

The Wapaloosie Entry # 4

The Wapaloosie Entry # 4

Really what in life doesn’t benefit with a lil ta da? also… Narf!

The Wapaloosie Entry # 5

The Wapaloosie Entry # 5

Million dollar idea, furry character-centric van cozies! though I suppose dumb and dumber sorta did it… but less for driving, more for just looking pink nosed and pretty by the garage… well and smelling absolutely atrocious!

The Wapaloosie Entry # 6

The Wapaloosie Entry # 6

You know I’ll just say it this way… That’s the handsomest rat lion I’ve ever seen! Funny how much more respectable a “seanbeast” seems when you can only see one eye!

The Wapaloosie Entry # 8

The Wapaloosie Entry # 8

If I owned a lumberjack themed campground in the northwoods and practiced chainsaw art… I would absolutely have a six foot version of this dude greeting all of my guests at the gate… Such a good sausage butt!

The Wapaloosie Entry # 9

The Wapaloosie Entry # 9

Hey he may have come a lil late, but dammit its not that often we get noir rodentia plus he’s not confident, sexy, a lil mysterious and from some new blood so up he goes!!!

The Wapaloosie Entry # 10

The Wapaloosie Entry # 10

If I were into such things (and I’m not)… I’d think that thing’d make a helluva jacket! I mean its like a mink humped a fox!

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