Mystery Meats - A Drawing Series, Part 1

My husband and I took a mini vacation to Savannnah, GA last week. On the way home, I convinced him to have have lunch at a Mediterranean fusion sort of place, and as punishment for that, he found some sort of "World of Meats" place in the same complex where he bought a variety of jerkies and a package of sausages of unknown composition. 

When we got home, he promptly fried some up for supper, which I declined as I headed out to the garden for some overripe tomatoes. But it got me to thinking on the subject of mystery meats. What's in that hot dog? Better not to ask.

 Mystery Meat #1, an animal drawing in colored pencil

Mystery Meat #1, an animal drawing in colored pencil

So I pulled out some books with pictures of old animal etchings, and took parts from here and there and combined them into new, unusual animals of uncertain parentage.

 Mystery Meat #2, an animal drawing in colored pencil

Mystery Meat #2, an animal drawing in colored pencil

I chose a blue paper, and did these first two drawings on it in blue colored pencils. Blue is not really a color I normally associate with animals or meat products aside from the occasional iridescent slice of roast beef, but I do think it adds a bit of otherworldliness to the mix.

I rather like them, although my husband finds them disturbing. So yay me!