When we were doing the first site for the Avett Brothers, Sony Music wanted to have a badge system where the end users could earn points for being active on the site.
Because of the artistic endeavors of the Brothers, there was a request for hand drawn images of animals to be used. But there was a catch: Sony had to find a graphic artist and produce the drawings in 3 days - before the site went live.
Realizing that this was an absurd deadline, an old friend, Jonas Selenis - a soon-to-be Vice-President of Sony Digital, suggested that I do them. Jonas and I knew each other from way back; back when he was a musician playing at CBGB's Gallery and I was a decorative painter for Rush Limbaugh (long story ... for the pub).
I grabbed a stack of copier paper and some prismacolours and went at it. These are my favorites!