mouseover any illustration tagged "sketches" to see the original drawing

6/28/2010

fawn

sketched w/pilot easytouch ballpoint pen. photo source was here.

6/22/2010

wolves

Sketched with uniball pen, from watching a documentary "A Man Among Wolves." Fascinating stuff!

6/18/2010

ferrets

more sketches, uniball pen

6/17/2010

imitation

is the highest form of flattery, I sometimes think. Here's two drawings my five-year-old made, copying my Chicken Lady painting which hangs on the wall. The first one she did all by herself, to surprise me.
The second one my husband drew the face, to show her how to make it in profile. She did the rest.
I think she did pretty good!

6/16/2010

6/09/2010

longhorn cattle

sketched off tv

horse

of two colors

bison

sketched from a tv program on American history, uniball micro pen

6/06/2010

unicorns

Maybe this is silly, but I'm reading a book about how legends of unicorns were based on muddled descriptions of actual animals, wayyy back when. And just for fun I started sketching what the different descriptions brought up in my imagination. (I had never heard of one with elephant-like feet before! and the last one is going berserk).

6/05/2010

dinos

dinosaurs sketched from child's toys
stegosaurus (kept getting the head too large, it's very very small in proportion!)
the flying one, pterosaur

seabird

I think this is another kind of booby. Saw it on a nature program where they showed how the finches peck the boobies to drink their blood.

6/04/2010

another tiger

Found from an earlier page in my sketchbook.
this drawing available here

6/03/2010

tiger

sketched off tv, uniball pen

6/02/2010

hyenas

sketched from nature program, spotted hyena:
and brown hyena:

6/01/2010

blue-footed booby

sketched from a nature program with the uniball pen, my favorite again
my daughter drew the same bird with colored pencils: