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12/21/2011

stuffed fowl

little sketch of two small stuffed toys- chicken and a mallard duck

12/16/2011

12/15/2011

baboon

downcast face
being fierce
yawning- another way to show off those long canines!

12/14/2011

shadow lion

I saw this figure of a lion's head in the shadows on a stack of folded cloth diapers, and took a moment to sketch it out.

12/13/2011

myself

It's been eight years or more since I did a self-portrait. Today I just decided to stand in front of the mirror with a pen, and this is the result. Hm. I've made my eyebrows too low, my eyes too big and my nose too short... but still I think it's recognizable. When I held the open sketchbook up to the baby she crowed and patted my picture, ignoring totally the awkward sketch of herself on the facing page.

annoyed lion

I thought this goofy little sketch was fun. The male lion looks rather irritated at that cub flipping its tail in his face.

12/12/2011

male lions


the first lion was sketched at the Museum of Natural History; other two off the TV
the first two are rollerball pen; last one is ballpoint

12/09/2011

jackal

barking at something

12/08/2011

lion cubs

this last little guy was coughing

12/07/2011

topi calf

or are they called fawns?

12/06/2011

a few topi

also called the hartbeest

12/05/2011

wildebeest

wildebeest sketches from various days last month

12/04/2011

baby 4

attempt to draw my baby while she was playing on the floor

12/03/2011

snooze

quick line sketch of my sleeping cat

12/02/2011

some wild pigs

sketched on different days
peccary
bush pig
wild boar
warthog

12/01/2011

young tiger

trotting along- I tried to use shading to indicate where the orange hue of his coat is, against the white paws and belly