Here’s a selection of creatures I’ve found in my sketchbooks…
These guys are possums, who have an unfortunate habit of moving into people’s roofs in Australia, uninvited. The largest drawing looks like the possum who kicked the ventilation grill off my bathroom ceiling one night, and decided to have a good peek inside the house. He saw me, I saw him, we both squealed and ran away.
I’ve also come face to face with a variety of lizards and small goannas over the years. These guys come from a fabulous and very practical Australian book entitled “What Lizard is that?” by Wilson and Suton (now that’s an idea for a Christmas stocking filler):
I’m impressed at the notes I made on this sketch of kangaroos (haven’t had too many encounters with kangaroos, although have seen them wild in Western Australia).
And after all that serious sketching, here’s some whimsical character sketches for a class I did last year:
This is one of the things this bear got up to, and this is one of his friends…
There was more of this bear, but these were the best drawings!
And last of all, I found this awesome cat who surely deserves a space on this blog!
Have a great week everyone!
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8 responses to “Creature Sketchbook”
Love the bare in the chear; bair in the chare; bear in the chair! It’s got a lot of personality!
They do don’t they! A very thoughtful bear!
Oh my, I do fear they aren’t nearly as cute in real life as you presented them to be 😀
Possums and lizards are quite cute in real life – snakes and spiders no!!
Love the sketches, especially the bear. Had an encounter with a possum who decided to make the roof their home. We did catch him and released back into the forest. Also have seen lots of kangaroos in the wild, walking by the golf course where my parents live in a country town south of Perth. Thank you for the share. 😀
Thank you for the comment! 🙂
I don’t know… I’m thinking the possums look pretty cute and trustworthy. It’s the cat I’m worried about. What’s he hiding in that cupboard?
Exactly! What is in that cupboard? When I saw that drawing again I had one of those snorts of laughter, so I thought that cat deserves his/her place on a post!