Sunday, April 27, 2008
Zoo Sketch trip 408- Well, I did it. The first sketch trip to the zoo. It was cool when we started, 46 degrees, but the sun was out and everybody was pumped. The first batch of sketches absolutely stunk. Was intimidated, cold, and not warmed up eye/hand coordination wise. But as the morning progressed, so did I. Here are 4 sheets. The highlight of the excursion was the Australia walk. I got to sit quietly amongst a herd of red kangaroos. Some of which were only 10 feet away from me. I didn't move, and did not make any sounds. They seemed extremely curious that a person was not running around or making lots of sounds. This person just sat there like a lump. Not moving. They had to get a closer look at this. Maybe to see if I was hibernating? It was a wondrous moment for me. They would cock their heads and stare and move closer. I drew a crowd of folks in the distance. "Joey-whisperer".