100402 Zoo Visit 3

April 2, 2010 | 2 Comments

Went to the zoo this afternoon for 2 hours (not enough time) to see if I could see a Bilby and our new baby elephant.
100402 Zoo3_Bilbies
I spent 45 minutes in the dark watching 2 very cute Bilbies run/hop around and around the enclosure – tried to capture something of them- but they were never still! I filled 6 pages with sketches- these are a combo of the better of them (not saying much!)
I have to say that they are unbelievably cute and more like a mini kangaroo than a rabbit (or a rat) – run around like a kangaroo walks – if that makes sense.
100402 Zoo3_Varous
Unfortunately the elephants were heading in for the night when I got to them at 4pm – so a few quick sketches of various animals. I need to go a little earlier in the day and sit at the one place for a few hours and see if I can manage a decent drawing. I find animals hard anytime- but get quite stressed drawing moving ones. I didn’t take a pencil with me today to force myself to work in ink only.
100402 Zoo3_Post Zoo Chill Out
Finished my afternoon with a cuppa at Balmoral Beach. Ah! so much easier- I am in control of the movement (or disappearance) of the cake!


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