Thursday, May 20, 2010

Zoo Day!

Wow, what a gorgeous day! Couldn't have asked for better weather. So here's my sketches from today's Zoo trip :] Threw some simple blocks of color behind the sketches to try and bring out the poses a little more. Hopefully it doesn't detract too much from the line work.

10 comments:

Justin Rodrigues said...

These are awesome! Love the bears especially.

Pablo said...

Really nice work Kendra. Really love the shapes you used in all the animals. Adding the colors to block them in do not detract at all. Really shows how nice the silhouettes are.

Tina Sweep said...

Great movement in the poses of each animal, Kendra. These are inspiring my own zoo sketch visits!

ti-igra said...

Hi, Kendra! Every time when I come here like to the zoo! I was there long ago perhaps the last time in my childhood! It was a painful look at the unfortunate animal. But when I look at your pictures, I see so wonderful cheerful beasts as they are posing for you! This is great! :-)
Your pictures inspire and I always smile when I look them.

chromasketch said...

i think i need to go to the zoo more often as well..

Kendra Melton said...

Thanks Justin, the bears are pretty much always hiding but this time they were out, so exciting!

Aw thanks Pablo, I'm glad the color worked out :]

Tina: DO IT!!! the zoo is such a fun challenge and thank ya :] hope all is well up north!

Thanks Ti-igra. Yeah, I know what you mean. I always struggle with the fact that the animals are caged. Makes me sad, and conflicted. I'm not going to lie though, the animals at the LA Zoo do seem to love cameras haha. Some seem to pose when you take their pictures.

Brian: hehe it's a fun challenge! I highly recommend zoo drawing. It helps with memory drawing especially with the monkeys! Its pretty convenient for me to go to the zoo, I have an annual pass so I can go as often as I want, I only live like 5 mins away and parking is free. Woo I LOVE free parking! :P

C.Deboda said...

Ooh another nice set of zoo sketches! Love the color block-ins too. That's it, i'm going to the zoo next week (or the week after) :)

Kendra Melton said...

Thanks Chris! Yeah man, you should totally take advantage, if I lived closer to the SD Zoo I would probably go zoo sketching even more often. I've only been there once but it was a real treat, and doesn't smell. And you guys have Secretary birds!

Aira said...

Very amazing!congratulations!!! :D love the bears

Kendra Melton said...

Thanks Alice :]