Saturday, March 28, 2009
Another "Happening" at the Oakland Zoo
This week for Animal Life Drawing we made another trip to Oakland Zoo. The weather was amazing and the animals were out and about!
I spent most of my time working on the elephants and the giraffes. I found from my last week at San Francisco Zoo, that my sketchbook seems to improve if I concentrate on one particular animal for an extended amount of time, instead of trying to draw all of the animals that are out there. The elephants were pretty active, pacing around their exhibit and playing with their branches and other tidbits.
The second part of class I visited the giraffes. This was a lot of fun. The giraffes always seem to be hamming it up--like they know we're drawing them. They look at us with their huge eyes and bat their eyelashes at us as if to say, "Yes, I know I'm beautiful" The supermodels of the zoo, indeed.
I also tried a bit of watercolor this week as well, which proved to be a lot of fun. A great way to break up the day.
I did make a quick trip to the tiger, as well. Though he was pretty active today, and not into being a subject. When these cats get going, I love to just watch and observe. They are something else.