Thursday, 2 September 2010

A day at the zoo

Although it may not look it, i have been a busy bee drawing non stop - everything is being painstakingly painted and prepared as i go about my daily practise, and so there are a fair few pictures waiting to be uploaded, including some home-made Pokemon me and some kids designed ^^ Almost time for uni again and i can hardly wait - i just got my new laptop (his name is Mush) and am hopefully getting a scanner, printer and lightbox very soon! now all obstacles that have thus far made photoshop difficult are soon to dissapear; and soon i shall also be 20! hip hip hooray!
These are a few old pics i did at Marwell zoo, but i was really pleased with how they turned out. Especially the fluffy anteater - it really helped me understand the texture and feel of these animals, it was like stroking them with my pencil seeing as the fence somewhat hindered my ability to stroke him myself) i like to think he was soft - probably rather bristly, actually. handsome fellow, hope he wasnt too bored in there.

I love Giraffes. They are like these weird beasts from another world; i know its easy to say its like this animal patched with that, it kind of has the head of a deer, or walks a bit like an elephant - but the truth is they really are unlike anything else. The same could be said for kangaroos when i went to Australia; they were kind of like donkey-dog-rat-rabbits, but really, they were just like kangaroos, and completely unique. It took a fair few pages to get the face of these creatures right. There is a frank beauty about them: they are as nature made them, not delicate or fragile, but gorgeous all the same. They are strong, outrageous and bizarre; and they look upon humans with contempt as they batter their long eyelashes. They have got to be one of the best animals i have ever seen :)

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