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Drawing at the Zoo

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Hello everyone! So, I’ve recently had my birthday and as a treat to myself (as well as doubling up on research for my Final Major Project), I went to Whipsnade Zoo. Zoos have always been a morally grey area to me and I don’t think I’ve quite made up my mind on whether or not I think Zoos should exist. I guess currently, I know terrible ‘zoos’ exist and I try and avoid them like the plague, but I honestly believe there are zoos that are doing good work. No zoo is going to be perfect but in England I think the London Zoo and Whipsnade Zoo which are both run by ZSL (Zoological Society of London) are some of the best zoos out there. Anyway, I’m digressing.

I think this is one of the few times I’ve drawn animals from real life, and it most certainly is an experience. Battling with the elements was one thing and drawing while an animal is constantly moving (and rightly so) is a challenge. My all time favourite spread is the sloth bear which is the first image. Here are I few more which I personally think turned out ok. (Sea Lion, European Wolf and Meerkat).

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This is the first time I’ve been to Whipsnade in a long while, as London Zoo is easier to get to. Thoroughly enjoyed it and I would recommend either of the Zoos highly. Now, I must go, work is calling as always, but I’ll leave you with the flamingos.

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Visit the Zoo website: http://www.zsl.org/

The Lone Ranger

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Hey guys, definitely having a busy month, I really need to pick up the pace with posting, so sorry about that. Thanks to everyone sticking with me per usual. Here’s a illustration piece someone asked me to do. It’s the Lone Ranger (the most recent version anyway.) I’ve not seen it, so I don’t know if it’s any good. Love to know what people thought of it? All I remember is watching the trailer and thinking it was another ‘Pirate’s of the Caribbean’ kinda film. Also, several discussions on whether Depp’s portrayal/costume was racist. That’s it for now!

Pub Cat

Cat Pub

Sorry for short post, as you can see from my sudden gap between posts, I’ve had a busy week. I’ll leave you with this really quick sketch I did of a cat in a pub. Was an idea for a t-shirt but never really got round to developing it, maybe another time. Hope you guys enjoy!

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