Long Time No Post

The truth is I’m more active on Tumblr than WordPress. It’s not that I like the format more, but I do appreciate the instant gratification the note system gives. That said, a Twitter friend reminded me I should keep this page active. So, here is a painting of a red panda I made at the Philadelphia Zoo.

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Good Elephant

My most recent commission is a safari animal for a nursery. First, I painted a lion, but I think he came out too mean. My second attempt, I believe, is a success. Who wouldn’t want this friendly elephant protecting baby’s room?

What safari animal would you have painted?

 

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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.