Zoo “Animals”

When I took the kiddos to the zoo recently, I thought the biggest obstacle to my getting in a few quick sketches would be them getting bored waiting on me.  Instead of them getting impatient, they were a dream to be with and it was the other patrons that ended up frustrating me.

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The day wasn't a total loss, we got to get out of the house, get some exercise, see some cool animals, and enjoy each others company.  Plus with everyone carrying a camera, I have lost of photos to draw from.  I hooked my laptop up to the TV and tried to do a quick sketch of the poor gorilla.  It was really easy to see on the big screen and the colors seemed truer.  Now if I could only figure out how to keep my laptop resolution from changing and rearranging my desktop icons each time I hook up to the TV, I'd be set.

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5 thoughts on “Zoo “Animals””

  1. What a wonderful drawing of a gorilla! Seeing the primates in the zoo always hurts my heart – somehow it seems so wrong to have them in there. But they are magnificent animals, and you captured it perfectly. nancy

  2. Thankfully, our local zoo is one that has more natural,open habitats. The enclosures are huge and the viewing areas are more for people. They are set up as buildings with glass that looks out on a portion of the habitat. The gorillas were moved some years ago from cramped cages and small open areas surrounded buy a moat and wall to the new space. Much nicer and more humane.

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