Sketching at the Zoo

Last weekend I took my sketchbook to a zoo. I don’t do so often, but each time I do, the drawing exercise is enjoyable and good practice. Sometimes I like to think of sketching animals from life as “extreme figure studies” (like extreme sports) since, unlike paid models, they do not pose for any length of time. Sketching primarily with pen adds further commitment to the quick draw–no erasing.

Here are some sketches from the outing. As usual, click to enlarge.

Malayan sun bear


Sleeping tiger

Lift gondola turning point. Not an animal, but still moving.

Little trees


This was a fairly “bear”-bones post, but I hope you enjoyed it.

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