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11/30/2011

jack russell

two sketches of a Jack Russell terrier in motion

11/29/2011

11/28/2011

arctic fox

this little guy follows yesterday's polar bear around hoping for some leftovers
he was sketched the same day as these foxes

11/27/2011

polar bear

they do have small heads, but I think I drew his head too small

11/26/2011

chipmunk

sketched from a photo I took (several years ago) of a chipmunk who approached us for handouts on a trail rest when we were hiking up to Mutlnomah Falls

11/24/2011

11/21/2011

foxes

I have actually done very little drawing these past few weeks; the pics I'm sharing now are from last month. These foxes were sketched on different days, the third one with rollerball pen, others all ballpoint.

11/20/2011

jeroba

sketched at the Museum of Natural History (some time ago)

11/17/2011

lion

windblown lion

11/16/2011

11/15/2011

african serval

ballpoint pen sketch of an african serval, a small wildcat with big ears and a wide, leathery nose.

11/14/2011

the hunt

cheetah dodging a wildebeest
chasing a thompson's gazelle
the final stranglehold

11/13/2011

moose

brown colored pencil; after a photograph in a book

11/12/2011

puma

puma portrait

11/11/2011

snow leopard

two sketches of a snow leopard climbing down a rocky slope
the second one is better

11/10/2011

leap

serval leaping over tall grass- sketched from a nature film
redrawn as vector art here

11/09/2011

goats


 sketches from a nature film; some kind of wild goats
two little goats leaping down a hillside
here I was interested in drawing the head from different angles to study the way the horns curve

11/08/2011

red mother

fox hovering over her den with two young cubs
quick sketch from a photo

11/07/2011

fat seal

I sketched this guy on a sticky-note while reading The Year of the Seal; I had in mind a fat bull fur-seal but never really looked at a picture of one so I'm sure it's not quite right. As you can tell, I couldn't quite decide which way the flippers should go.

11/06/2011

hyena

another little figure I saw in some shadows; baby hyena

11/05/2011

dolphin

it was probably trying to catch yesterday's cod; I don't remember now

11/04/2011

fish 2

this cod I sketched off the television; I'm not much good at drawing fish but trying to improve that the only way possible- through practice!

11/03/2011

fish

sometimes I draw figures I see in objects around me (like seeing pictures in the clouds)
this little fish I saw in the shadows of folds on some clothing thrown over a chair

11/02/2011

sea angel

this tiny microscopic sea-creature is a kind of pteropod called a "sea angel" (when I wrote the note in my sketchbook it was from listening to the TV narration, thus the spelling confusion) It flaps the little fins to swim and you can see through its sides to the interior organs

11/01/2011

squids

These small ones I drew at the Museum of Natural History. It was a large diorama featuring prehistoric sea life. I looked for something telling me the names of the creatures but couldn't find the info.