Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Black Bear, Black Bear What Do You See?

Not In My Backyard. In someone else's, thank goodness. And not here in N.Y but in Vermont. Drawing done from a photo sent by my daughter. They estimate she is about four hundred pounds. She obviously went to a lot of July Fourth barbecues so she has enough fat on her to last until blueberry season. I hope she doesn't show up on one of my hiking trails. Though it would be interesting to draw her from life I just don't think I am up to the challenge.
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Monday, July 13, 2009

Magestic Polar Bear

The first of many sketches from 'Sketchy Friends' Day at the Central Park Zoo.
I took some photo references and worked a little from them and a little from my actual

This is the female and she is absolutely beautiful. We are so lucky to have her here. She cools me off just by looking at her.
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Saturday, July 11, 2009


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By The Sea

It's been such a long time between blogs but I HAVE been busy. This spring at a watermedia class with Carmen Lund I worked out some of the kinks in my technique and actually came up with some work I am proud of. This little guy is enjoying the water as much as I always enjoy being with him. It is watercolor on paper.
I have been re-inspired after spending another day with my sketchy friends for a day at the Central Park Zoo. Sketching animals is not too easy but I did fairly well with the sleeping bear and the preening penguins. Those works will be up on my site soon.

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