Tag Archives: animals

On assignment @ Hoot & Howl

You know you have a dream gig when it’s so much fun you think “I get paid to do this?“. That was my Saturday evening: reportage sketching at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo‘s Hoot & Howl fundraiser. Hoot & Howl  is … Continue reading

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Zoo Sketches

It was a surprisingly warm day at San Francisco Zoo: I didn’t even need to keep my gloves on to sketch. It’s a large zoo, and we walked around quite a bit, so I mostly sketched on the go, in a small … Continue reading

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Farm Animals

These are my sketches from a ‘farm tour’ at Hidden Villa Farms in the Los Altos Hills today. I sketched these as I tagged along with a moving group. I started by using just a brushpen (I love my Kuretake Sable Hair … Continue reading

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Finding animals in unexpected places

Looking through my sketches from my road trip, I see I have some animal sketches. But only a few of them are from a trip to the little zoo in Santa Barbara. I couldn’t pass up sketching these colorful macaws there. These ostrich are sketched … Continue reading

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Small Sketches.

Some weeks, all I end up is a few small sketches. A quiet Sunday morning. The kids making pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. And two mutts. Gunther and Charles. I love mutts. I also love my new Pentel Pocket Brush Pen, can you … Continue reading

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A little SoCal trip

Sketches from a way-too-short trip to Southern California. Somewhere just north of Los Angeles, looking out onto I-5. You know you’re in Southern California when the light turns really yellow and tall palm trees break the horizon everywhere you look. … Continue reading

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Turtles

2 sketches from the Palo Alto Children’s Zoo. The turtles got my undivided attention. They were the only ones who sat still enough to be sketched! I love how they stack up on top of each other in search of … Continue reading

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