Hello my Drawing Darlings!
Since these 2 Lessons are Part I & II of a Day at the Zoo, I lumped them here as one. As much as going to a real zoo and leisurely sketching all afternoon sounds like bliss.....it really is an impossible task right now. Not just for time constraints, but having a kid that expects to go with you, then zooms through it so quickly, you barely have a moment to read the plaques....it really makes taking a sketchbook useless :)
So I decided to use some movies we've taken of our past visits to zoos. Heck, we go to, at least, 3 zoos and 2 Aquariums every Summer during our 7 week camping excursions....should be plenty of videos to be found.
Turns out we have 2 movies. That's it. Just 2.
So, this is from Petting Farm footage....
I know we are not supposed to erase....but I was really having trouble with the legs and the ears on this little goat. Videos are harder to work from than I imagined because the camera doesn't necessarily stay where your eye wants to...
We also had a movie we took of 2 bears wrestling...here's my bear ( not a wolf, as my daughter insisted it was...haha!)
So, after exhausting my resources...I was off to the amazing, yet perverted world of YouTube. It's astonishing to me how many videos of animals mating (and worse) come up when you are looking for zoo or wild animal footage...sheesh!
I did happen on some clean and perfectly suitable ones to use to sketch these...
Have you ever seen a skunk run? It's the cutest thing :)
I must've watched that tiger roar 5 times...this was the best I could do.
This little guy is Peabody the Tawny Owl. I drew this from "Peabody's Bathtime". I'm not going to include the video here cuz it's long, and frankly, uneventful in getting a good view of him....but, I wasn't going to waste over 2 minutes of watching and not get something...haha!
A video I will include here for your viewing pleasure is this:
What a cutie! Just look at those eyelashes!
Here's my favorite sketch of the day :)
I chose videos over my pets because I was tired of drawing cats....haha! Not that tired, afterall!
I can't wait to see what your drawings look like! Please link up here to share:
Remember to get out some 3 x 5 inch index cards for Lesson 6.
*Puts pencil in mouth to throw arms around you*