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2/19/2010

young Sea Lion

Sketches done a few days ago, ballpoint pen.

2/18/2010

Eagle

Two sketches of an eagle, done on different days. Ballpoint pen.

2/12/2010

Alpaca

Sketched some alpaca off a TV show. They were showing how the shearing is done. Here they are all nice and woolly, and then so different looking after being shorn!
Ballpoint pen.

2/11/2010

Geese

Sketched with ballpoint pen.

2/10/2010

Ostrich

Quick sketch while watching Dirty Jobs. He was at an ostrich farm.
Pilot easytouch medium ballpoint pen.

2/09/2010

Chihuahua

Sketch of a little dog, from TV. Ballpoint pen.

2/08/2010

Raccoon

Sketched two raccoons from a book, ballpoint pen.

2/07/2010

Cheetah

Another sketch of a cheetah, from TV viewing. Ballpoint pen.

2/06/2010

Hippo

Don't know if I've ever drawn a hippo before. I made the muzzle too small- it's actually wider than the rest of his face. Ballpoint pen.

2/04/2010

Water Buffalo

Sketched last night while watching an episode of Big Cat Diary. At first glance they all look the same, big lumbering beasts, but then you notice the profiles are different, the shapes of the horns vary a little- younger ones have shorter, straight horns, males have a bigger boss (the thick part on top of skull), some are more curly than others.
Ballpoint pen

2/02/2010

Bugs

I don't usually draw bugs, but something about the myriad shapes intrigued me. Seen in a Nat'l Geogrphic article on biodiversity. Sketched a good dozen of them, only these two came out okay. One is some kind of miniscule aquatic crab (I drew the claws too small) the other an insect (a grashopper maybe?)

2/01/2010