Friday, July 16, 2010
Joy • What I like to do at the Zoo
Heather's post about Sketchcrawl reminded me of one of my favorite things to do, go to the zoo and draw!
In my college animation program we were assigned to draw 100 animals a week for an entire semester. Well, we were expected to always draw, but anywhoo... At the time I thought it was insane. We had other classes and soooo much else to do in that class. The 100 drawings also had to be designed on 8 1/2" x 11" sheets of paper, Xeroxed and hung on the wall for critique. Looking back now, I appreciate the task, otherwise I probably wouldn't have learned how to draw as well. Practice, practice, practice, right?!!
I've tried to go to the zoo still when I can and luckily have a husband and friends who enjoy drawing there as well. I added to my sketches above just some of the tools I use. I love my water brush to add subtle washes to the ink sketches. Sometimes I add color for fun details (ie. Baboon butts).
Where do you like to sketch? Thanks for any comments and for stopping by The Sketchables!!