By this point in the summer, I normally would have visited Woodland Park Zoo several times, but
for whatever reason, it’s been off my radar this year. I had heard that the
temperature would only get up to about 80 today (instead of 90 the last couple weeks),
so it was a good day to spend some quality time with animals.
Although the sketch doesn’t look like much, I was especially
tickled to catch the Asian small-clawed otters all piled up in a community nap.
Every other time I’ve seen them, they were chasing each other like squirrels –
impossible to sketch! The two-toed sloth was another animal I’d never sketched
before (my goal is to sketch every type of animal at Woodland Park at least
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Whenever I get frustrated by animals that walk off before I can
finish, I take a walk through the Family Farm petting zoo, where the goats and
sheep are usually lethargically chewing cud – probably the easiest of all zoo critters
to sketch. And although I’ve sketched the hippo several times before, she’s impossible to resist.
Sketching animals is such fun...especially if they cooperate and pose. I just love the hippo!!!ReplyDelete
Love your zoo series. Animals do get up and leave when they feel like it. Great way of developing keen observation.ReplyDelete
Wonderful sketches. Sketching in a zoo looks to be a wonderful experience. Wish we had one here. --- LarryReplyDelete