Zoo Sketching

So the wife and I went to the zoo for our anniversary on Friday. I wanted to flex my on the spot sketching muscles a little so instead of a camera I took the trusty Moleskine, a pencil and some Copic pens. Here are the results.


Giraffes wiggle a lot more than you would think. Very hard to try and get the patterning down before they move away.


That lion is just like a big house cat. I picked this pose and the minute I started sketching he rolled over onto his back. Jerk.


I have done many sketches of Kelly for a children's book. I love drawing elephants.


I was drawing the cassowary and it kept coming to the fence right in front of me where it would just stop and stare. Creeped me the hell out. Stupid dinosaur...


And this guy was my best model. He just sat his vulture tail on the faux zebra corpse for about 10 minutes while I sketched away to my heart's content.

There may be news of zoo painting coming in the near future. Stay tuned and I'll let you know when I know.