Skillet the Marsupial MarbleFox
Newest to my family of characters is Skillet, whose name comes from the hodgepodge of animals that came to merge into one vibrant critter. Not satisfied fully with the fox version of Inkwell I began contemplating my next incarnation and wanted to stick with some type of fox, but then I came up with a crazy idea to get a wonderful artist by the name of Key-Feathers to help develop a new animal based on a several others. She has done wonderful work in creating very unique and new creatures so I approached her with creating a critter with the following species: fox, kangaroo, mouse, rabbit, otter.
Each animal has aspects that I love: kangaroos for their pouches and the fact they are found in Australia; otters for their love of water, swimming, and webbed toes; and rabbit for their body shape and especially their faces. Mouse and Fox are self-explanatory beings that I’ve had them. However, as time passed by I reflected on my choices.
With the help of a dear friend the fog surrounding my new form began to dissipate from view. As we continued to wade our way through the ideas and possible combinations we eventually settled on a unique little bugger. He would have the body of a weasel; the head, tail, and paws of a fox; and the pouch of a kangaroo, with a hint of the roo in the ears with them being a big elongated for a normal fox. Thus was born Skillet the Marsupial MarbleFox. We gave the name “foxsel” for his species name. The scientific version goes something like this: fauxselroo vulpes (the false weasel-roo fox).
Keeping with the iconic blue collar I have also continued passing on the new look of having that right paw soaked in blue ink, denoting how much he likes to get into things, particularly with the art supplies.
The above artwork provided by the ever-so-talented Irishthorns.