An Afternoon at the Honolulu Zoo

Here are some sketches of animals I made at the Honolulu Zoo.

I was lucky enough to catch the elephants at their happiest, bath time.

The flamingoes in Hawaii are more orangey pink than the reddish pink I am used to seeing.

The turtles, lemurs, and gibbons shared a living space.

These hippoes were quite fond of one another.

The tigers were beyond gorgeous, but moved around the most, making drawing difficult.

Giraffes, zebra, and a rhino.

Before my trip to this zoo I did not know what a gharial was. Now I do and I sort of wish I didn’t. They are absolutely horrifying. Fun to draw, but horrifying.

I was so absorbed with the gharial section that I drew the trees around it.

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Hotel in Waikiki

We stayed at the Courtyard Marriot in Waikiki. Here is a watercolor painting of the pool in the beautiful courtyard of their namesake.

The view from our room:

My favorite part of the hotel room was this lamp. I drew it with great affection:

The most interesting thing to draw in all of Hawaii were the banyan trees. The drawing below is of a tree by the playground in the zoo. Tomorrow, I will present my animal drawings from a day at the Honolulu Zoo.