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Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Second Coloring Book

Hey everyone,

it feels like I haven't posted here in a long time!

Well, we went on a trip to Punta Cana earlier in January (woo-hoo), and then we all caught a flu bug which kept us down for the count for awhile (not woo-hoo).

Taken by my husband at the Bahia Principe resort

And as the flu bug went away, I began to regain some energy again. And when that happened, I was able to complete a project that was a long time coming... 

The second Zoo'd coloring book:

While the first coloring book focuses on the characters themselves, the second one has more of a focus on where exactly they live, which was a very valid point to raise. Thank you.

Each character has their own home, unique to their animal characteristics, preferences, size, or personality traits. And of course, planet Zurbpod is a small place (like Pluto), which pretty well all fits onto a map.

And this blogpost is not just about 2 coloring books I designed for you (more than 20 fun pages, including activities)...

It's also about how you can help these animals grow and flourish, by showing love for them at Patreon. When you show your love, you will get a 40% off coupon that you can use to get a discount on both coloring books, and then have hours' of enjoyment. Everyone of all ages loves coloring 😊😙

Thank you for being here with me today, and I sincerely hope you decide to take advantage of the discount, in exchange for supporting the growth of these fun sweeties. 

Daryl J.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Bunny Wallet

Hello (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ

Have you seen her yet?

I'm telling you about the sparkly pink bunny, based on our Rabbird character, only sans wings.

This 'wallet' (it's actually a mini phot album) was too plain, so with some simple 'ingredients', it was improved.

-A pencil (works on the vinyl cover)
-Sparkly clear nail polish
-Fabric markers (fine permanent markers would work too)
-Pink nail polish for kawaii cheeks

See the pics below, and get the full story here!

Even if you're not using a mini photo album for a wallet (what a fun, unusual project & great way to save money!), you can still use the above list of supplies to make your own photo album cover, completely unique to who you are (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Getting Some Interesting Looks

Hello friends!

How are you this fine November day?

I'm pretty okay, thanks. Soon, I'll be making lists for holiday cards and Christmas shopping.

Today, I'm meeting with some neighbors to discuss a Christmas potluck dinner in our condo, and we've already bought a few small gifts for others.

On Saturday, there's a tree-lighting ceremony here in Red Deer, and then on the following Sunday, Rob & I are attending a Christmas breakfast!

Now I'm craving egg nog & sugar cookies - are you?


Anyway, as you know, I recently ordered a tote bag from RedBubble, with my own characters on it. There are few words to describe how cool that felt, as an artist.

Well, I've been wearing it, and using it for my fluffy winter accessories, for about a month now.

And it's sure getting some interesting looks from people, as well as comments and compliments (I separated those two, because not all the comments were compliments, lol). 

Here is a better close-up of it:

Anyway, I see the last post before today's, was before Halloween! Wow. Although we're going into a busy time with Christmas holidays around the corner, I'm still finding time to create more Zoo'd stuff for fans!

It was pointed out to me that these characters live together on Planet Zurbpod, but where do they live on the planet? Good question. So I got busy brainstorming and came up with 12 unique 'houses' for them. The drawings are still underway, and I only have one more to do: 

It's the proverbial 'best saved for last', because it's going to be a castle made of candy! 

Any guesses of who lives in it?

Correct guesses will get you a free coloring sheet! 


Check us out on Patreon for more info about Zoo'd characters, and to snag a monthly coloring page with a pledge of $1. 

Also, I'm still practicing for the voicing video. It will be a lot of fun to share how each animal hybrid will sound 😊

Cheers! xoxo
Daryl J.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

All Ready for Halloween


Muahahaha! Did I scare you?

Okay, I'm getting carried away. I just wanted to tune in and tell you that all 12 of the animal hybrid friends are ready for some spooky fun and candy, now that they're in their costumes!

Let's have a look...

Beever is a clown! Maybe Pennywise inspired him?

Dogosaur is channeling his inner Frankenstein; and some lightning. 

Elefox is a zombie... will he dance The Thriller?

Froogle is absolutely mummified!

Octomouse may be cute, but it's unsafe to cross a witch!

Poor Pandaroo... he got stuck as a pumpkin. At least he's cuddly.

Parrofly, you're looking simply devilish!

And Penguana makes a cool lil' sea monster!

WoOOoOOOooo - Rabbird floats and glows as a ghost.

Slowan shows us his skeleton!

Hooowwwl! Unicat switches species and becomes a werewolf.

How fitting! Already a bat, and now Zebat's a vampire too!

Did you guess their costumes correctly? Were any too obvious?
Which one is your favorite?

In other news...

To keep these animals nourished and growing every day, I have a Patreon page where you can keep them alive by pledging monthly. All we ask is for $1/month - when enough people do it, then it's really helpful. Thank you.

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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Cute Tote Bag with Animals

Hi friends! 👋

How are you today?

Do you remember me gushing about the tote bag (with these Zoo'd characters) on it?

Well, I ordered it a few days ago from my RedBubble shop, and it arrived!!

As seen on my Instagram

Here are a couple more, clearer, pictures of it:

The characters featured on the bag are: Zebat, Parrofly, Pandaroo, Slowan, Froogle, Penguana, Elefox, Octomouse (Beever is technically in the illustration, but he got cut off for being so small).

I'm looking forward to this being my 'work bag' (for my retail job, where it's policy to have our purses checked at the end of shift). My actual purse has lots of zippered pockets... and I admit, I'm kinda bad for bringing anything and everything I don't need for work.

And with it becoming winter, this gives me a place to put my hat, gloves and scarf too 😁

Have a lovely day! 
xoxo Daryl J.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Coloring Pages

And modelling clay!

Sounds like a creative kid's dream.

Firstly, as you probably already know, I recently completed the Zoo'd Coloring Book for Etsy. And then I colored in some of my own pages; one of them also included extra drawing, which I'd like you to do, too. With your own imagination of course!

Please print the picture above as a free coloring page.

Also had a lot of fun coloring this one in, and sharing on my Patreon page:

And as you probably already know, Rob & I will soon be voicing the 12 characters for a video. 

This means that I wanted them to feel 'real' to us. And that meant making 3D versions of them with modelling clay. Since I am recovering from a partial toenail removal, I'm spending time on the couch with all this colorful clay, and doing this:

These are the first 3 characters so far: Dogosaur, Pandaroo and Elefox. Only 9 more to make! 😄

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Digital Wallpaper

Remember this free wallpaper for your computer/tablet? (4:3 screen ratio)

Well, you might be happy to know, now it's available on some cool items from RedBubble, as seen:

If you're becoming a fan of the new Zoo'd Animal Hybrid Friends, then you're welcome to enjoy the above items - and more!

Want free coloring pages of them? Then join the facebook group 

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