Inktober 2020 #6 – Rodent (Shelter in Place: Day 207)…

Hey guys!

Today’s drawing went surprisingly well! The prompt is: Rodent. I looked rodent up on Wikipedia because I was wondering if other mammals were in that category like moles and marmots… turns out I was wrong. But there are quite a few mammals in the Order: Rodentia besides mice and rats. I learned so much today, like that I’ve been mispronouncing porcupine all these years (I didn’t realize it had a ‘u’ in it), and I didn’t know what a capybara was until I saw a picture of it, “oh yeah! is that what it’s called?” I also for some reason didn’t know how to spell prairie (wtf?). My mind is full of new info now! 😛

Now you are interested too, aren’t ya? Well according to Wikipedia, mammals in the Order Rodentia are:

  • mice
  • rats
  • squirrels
  • prairie dogs
  • chipmunks
  • chinchillas
  • porcupines
  • beavers
  • guinea pigs
  • hamsters
  • gerbils
  • capybaras

AND… these used to be in the Order Rodentia but are now in Lagomorpha:

  • rabbits
  • hares
  • pikas

I did my best to draw all 15 rodents (and past rodents) hanging out with Kevin. Some are more obvious than others, but I think that I did a pretty good job. 😀

As is my method lately, I scanned that sketch in and used it as an underdrawing and redrew it in Photoshop…

Then I printed it out and inked it.

Kevin CAN hang out with his rodent friends.

I was going to add pup photos today, but they are asking for an outing, so I’ve run out of time.

Stay safe everyone! And wash your hands! 🙂
Until next time…

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