One day I will tire of spending the day drawing at the zoo. But it is not this day. And probably not for many days. Or ever. Whatever, have some sketches.
This lovely female Orangutan really enjoyed watching us draw her. In fact, when we got there, she was in the back corner of her exhibit until we showed her a sketchbook and she came right over to watch:
Here are various sketches I did from two different visits to the Portland Art Museum for free 4th Fridays in February and March. The last three are from the Venice exhibit. This sketch crawl was hosted by Drink & Draw in Portland. Check out the meetup page and join us sometime!
Babies at the zoo!!! I had a special time at the Oregon Zoo yesterday with my sketchbook. The baby otter was out with mom, playing in a freshly dropped pile of snow and getting swim lessons. After was a wrestle fest in the den to get dry and warm.
Another few animals caught my attention between that and when I reached the lion cubs. Then I spent the rest of my time drawing with the cubs!
I hardly did the cuteness justice. Drawing live lion cubs playing in the rain (they were caked with mud, by the way) is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Thank you Oregon Zoo!
I made a few season's greetings cards for a few (lucky?) people this year, each of which was an individual watercolor painting. This is my lovely 6-foot ficus that got decorated for Christmas instead of a traditional evergreen. Each card turned out a little different.