Last year I was working with Carla Sonheim's book Drawing Lab. I had gone to the zoo and had made some animal sketches. I was using a small sketchbook I had bought from Diana Trout, which I had bought to try out the stonehenge watercolor paper but ended up just doing drawing in it. That seemed a waste so thinking about that and then being anxious to work with my watercolors I went and added some wc to the images.
This camel was just sitting and panting in the sun, I felt lucky to capture the image as sometimes they are not so accommodating.
The giraffe was so cute... We don't have giraffe's in our zoo so I must have drawn this from a book or memory I can't remember.
I have a thing for zebras, and actually most black and white animals. I love the black and white stripes but decided to make a purple zebra instead. I like his expression, it makes me wonder what he is thinking.
Men in Kilts
I am off for the weekend, in the morning we head south for The Utah Scottish Festival and Highland Games. I need to see some men in kilts and listen to some great Scottish Music. One of my favorite groups, The Wicked Tinkers will be playing. I love those guys, they play tribal Scottish music and they are so much fun. Here is a video of them on the Craig Peterson show.
and yes I will remember my camera this time.