Saturday, January 19, 2013

hammerin' hammerheads

My previous post has a sketch of my little hammerhead here.  What an interesting creature to draw... it was a bit tricky, but fun to draw something out of my comfort zone.  Illustration Friday's word of the week is "myth".  There are so many myths about sharks, I don't know where to start.  I'm an avid Shark Week fan.  Sharks just fascinate me and there are endless things to learn about them. 

One myth about sharks - "sharks are mindless eating machines!"  Although there are many recorded shark attacks, there are very few recorded attacks by hammerhead sharks.  They are very smart, and biologists have even come to find that they have personalities.  

There is also the myth that hammerhead sharks use their head to "hammer" their prey, but their broad head is actually full of sensors which detect the heartbeat of their prey!, among other things... Hammerheads also use their head to pin down stingrays, as well as other prey.  Anyhow, I could keep writing about SHARKS but I have more illustrating to do!


  1. love this illustration!
    the expression is fantastic

  2. "Oh, hi there! I'm here to fix the plumbing!"
    Love this, it's very cute and well done!

  3. Love the illustration and such a brilliant character, he made me laugh!

  4. I never met a hammerhead shark I didn't like.

    He needs a new nail pouch, though.