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Alphabeasts: A is for Amala

Artist Ben Towle's Animal Alphabet drawing blog (which I totally missed!)  was so successful he and pal, Andrew Neal are following up with a new blog: Alphabeasts, where artists draw a new beastie every Monday. The drawings gotta be new and the creatures' name must start with the designated letter for each week. My first entry: A is for Amala...

Amala is a Native American myth, likely inspired by the myth of Atlas. He holds up the flat Earth on a spinning pole, but this image came to me first, so I drew it up right away. Atlas actually holds up the Heavens, but is often depicted as supporting our world or a globe representing all the heavens. Maybe I'll sketch up Amala with that pole sometime...

Check out all kinds of crazy creatures by a plethora of finger-painters at the Alphabeasts archive every Monday. And join in any time - the more the merrier!

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