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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