In addition to my love for technology, I have a great love for animals. Sometimes it's hard to hide this completely normal obsession.
Here are selected Adobe Illustrator drawings which demonstrate why sometimes animals are just more fun to draw.
They also don't tend to get offended when you mock them. As you can tell from Darwin's expression below, he was only minorly insulted about his depiction on the left.
Note: I didn't actually draw this one--->
But I got him to pose for a photo, so there's that.
My favorite part was using gradient meshes for the leopard's eyes: