Thursday, February 19, 2009

Old Skool

The trip was supposed to be down the Amazon . . . never sold enough spots for it to go.

So while looking for something totally unrelated yesterday, I found an old sketch book. I had started some of the sketches in '98 and the most recent probably in '06. I was supposed to lead a Zoo travel group to Peru and I was getting my "sketching hand" ready on pictures of animals and Peru. I was in my "pencil and paper stump" phase.

Funny how you get busy with the little things (in this case I think it was building a house and moving . . .), you know minor things, and just set something aside and forget all about it. One of the joys of being old and forgetful, I guess.

So here are a few.

Machu Pichu

Two kids in a boat made from giant leaves. (from a photo)

Study from a photograph.

Gestural Study - Orang

Old Man of the Forest

Aldabra Tortise


Pat said...

I found your blog by happy accentent. Love your sketches, thank for sharing.

Pat said...

sorry, I believe the word is accident. Oh well.

Jeane said...

I love the tortoise. They're so hard to draw (for me).