After spending over 2 years abroad during the pandemic, one of the best things about being back in Australia is that I can see my niece and 3 nephews again. Like all children, they each have their favourite animals, and so I've created a mandala for each of them, according to which they like the most.
Samuel, the eldest of the 3 boys has just turned 11, and so he's the first to have received his drawing. His favourite animals are penguins and axolotls, and so there is your explanation. This was super fun to draw, in fact all 4 drawings were a pleasure to carry out.