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Postby donnam » Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:30 am

It was a perfect day in Tucson to spend at the Reid Park Zoo. There were four of us today. Here are some of my sketches.

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Postby billfulton » Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:39 am

Wow, great animals! I love your colors, too. Very fresh!!

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Postby mathomas » Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:13 am

You were very productive! I especially like the flamingos.

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Postby donnam » Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:17 am

Bill-thanks.
Mat-actually I did 17 sketches today, but am too tired to color the rest and of course, I really don't like some of them.

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Postby ZUPZUP » Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:26 am

I agree....love those flamingos, and all of those colors. BEAUTIFUL!

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Postby Thorsten » Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:16 am

Thank you, Donna for leaving a comment.

At least you really seemed to see an elephant whereas I saw it just on the small screen ;-)

I really like the baby giraffe leaning towards tree and food ;-)

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alanna's results...all 12 sketches

Postby alanna » Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:00 pm

the first sketch
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moving on to the gibbons, this is one of my faves
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the otters are difficult to draw since they move around so fast, showing off for the crowd, but here is my attempt
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i really enjoyed the giraffes. this one is Denver and she's 17 years old
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a little girl said these were pink since they eat pink fish...hmmm
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this guy had sad, expressive eyes as he sat, occasionally picking up something from the ground to sniff it. He just looked at us looking at him.
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macaws
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unidentified bird near the caiman tank
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the dwarf caiman
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the anteater paced and the llama chewed its cud
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capybara, or giant rodent
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tired last sketches of the day, the big cats
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there they are. feel free to visit my blog http://paintedcats.blogspot.com to see more of my daily/weekly sketching.
thanks!

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Postby Joan T » Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:28 pm

Donnam - Great color in these. Did you use watercolor or ink with the black pen? Love the giraffe eating the leaves, and those colorful flamingos! Wish I could have been sketching at a nice warm zoo.

Alanna - You got so many done. I love the way you placed the gibbons on the pages...good thinking. Super giraffe and macaws too!

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Postby enrico » Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:29 pm

great work Donna and Alanna !! So colorful ...
love the parrots ...

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Postby donnam » Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:52 pm

Thanks everyone. I used a uniball Vision Micron black pen and my watercolors are Schmincke.

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Postby Pica » Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:44 am

Wow Donna your colors are awesome! Someone else was raving about the Schminke watercolors... Do you love them?

Alanna, that's definitely a black-crowned night heron that you drew, great work with the pose! It's unmistakeable!

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Postby donnam » Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:09 am

Pica-I do absolutely love the Schmincke watercolors. I use half pans. What is really great about the pans is that the paint is so creamy to the touch, not like a hard brick that the WindsorNewton Cotman colors were. I would have to use a ton of water to soften the WN, but the Schmincke only uses minimal water to wet them and dried washes on the lid of the palette are just as brillant when they are rewetted. Highly recommend!

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Postby mhimeswc » Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:52 am

Wonderful zoo sketches. I can tell that you both had a good time on your crawl.

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Postby maryr » Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:59 pm

Hello from Reid Park Zoo!
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Postby maryr » Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:08 pm

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