Today I am switching gears and bringing you a purely benevolent mythical beast from Norse mythology. Auðumbla, known as "the primeval cow," is an important but obscure monster: Her milk sustained and fed the elemental giant Ymir, from whom the Earth and Midgard were formed, and she also created Búri, the progenitor of Borr and Odin, by licking a salty ice-block.
I'm not sure exactly why, but lately I keep hearing anime referred to as "animu." I've heard it used as a joke, I've heard it used as a cutesy form of endearment for the art style, and I've heard it used in a derogatory manner to bash the genre and its fans. Maybe this is a well-known thing, and I am simply late in noticing it, but the term just sounds weird, and grates on my ears when I hear it. I can't help but picture anthropomorphic cows with all the anime tropes: big eyes, floating sparkles, glasses, braided hair, pop-up bangs, hovering emotion symbols, making cat noises to sound cute... so, that's exactly what I drew here - my interpretation of what my brain thinks whenever I hear "animu."
We were looking at a website that had a number of either/or challenges such as "Art History or Children's Drawings?" and "Bjork or Bobcat Goldthwait?" The Bobcat/Bjork ones were really hard.
We were watching something, I forget what, and a character loudly exclaimed "Oh my cow!" I found it amusing enough to do a doodle about.
My name is Shannon, and I draw silly things.
"You're not a guitar, but you're still my hero"