I'm now following your tumblr because your sketches are awesome And you've inspired me to give this a go too, I love drawing animals but rarely do it. I've just mixed in some of my favourite characters too
Aw thank you, I'm so happy that you're inspired It's a great project! And haha about mixing in your favourite characters, it's up to you what you draw - I think drawing anything helps, cause it builds your drawing skills as a whole, which are translatable to animals too if you feel so inclined. Best of luck.
Lexi247's suggestion sounds really nice-- really colorful and elegant. I may suggest an axolotl, cassowary, anteater, pangolin, archaeopteryx, flamingo, poison dart frogs, giraffes, narwhal, or an aardvark. There are other animals that I think are fascinating, but those are some that I could spout off from the top of my head.