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9/30/2011

rhinos

such ancient-looking beasts
young rhino, a yearling?
mother rhino with small calf

9/29/2011

elephant

they're hard to draw
isn't the baby elephant cute?

9/28/2011

kob

I think this antelope is the uganda kob

9/26/2011

mulie

very quick sketch of a mule deer

9/25/2011

snake

don't ask me what kind, I don't know

9/24/2011

rabbit

I don't feel the need to state every time what medium this is, as I practically always sketch in ink nowadays; so unless it's a different medium or I use some special kind of pen, I'm going to just let you assume they're all ballpoints and uniballs.

9/23/2011

bats

I still love bats. My husband doesn't want a bat house attached to our house but I still want to nail one up someday (sneakily, he'll never know, and he'll be glad if the mosquito population gets reduced!)
These I think were fruit-eating bats but still very cool creatures

9/22/2011

warthogs

there's something fun about them


9/21/2011

meerkats

monarchs

Hi. To anyone out there. This blog has been so neglected, it's pathetic. Good reason: I haven't been drawing. At all. For months. But I want to again. It's hard to re-start, though. A good way I've found to encourage myself to pick up a pen and sketchbook again, is to look at a bunch of stuff I already did and remind myself that I can do it. So I'm going to try, for the next few weeks, to get this up-to-date and post the last handful of drawings I did before everything slid into nothing (arrival of a new baby will shove all your hobbies to the side, I'm afraid).
Today visited my first-grader's classroom where they are raising monarch butterflies. The chrysalises hanging in there like little jewels, I was amazed how beautiful they were. And then tonight thumbing through my most recent sketchbook, found that I'd done a few drawings of monarch caterpillars and butterflies back when Life was showing on TV.
the caterpillar

the emerging butterfly, with crumpled wings
the butterfly
ballpoint pen