AYU Art Group ~ Trip to the Zoo

So with the nicer weather we decided to do some different things for our monthly get together. This month we planned an outing to the zoo to try and sketch the animals and try and get some photographs.

I made a whole lot of rough sketches which was wonderful practice for me. Normally I am working with figure models when I am trying to do gesture drawings and they at least hold still for 30 seconds. Animals however, have no such interest in being that cooperative for the sketch artist. So my drawings were really quick and very gestural. I would like to go back and try again with more time and carrying less stuff (or having most of it in a backpack).

While I was sketching, Paul was photographing. He took some amazing photographs. I’ll post some here below and put more of them up on my facebook page.



yawning? or roaring?

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Thank you to everyone who was able to make it and if anyone would like to share their photos or sketches – send them along and I will post them here.

Now what are we going to do for July?

~ by justteejay on June 13, 2011.

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