Jul 3, 2009

African Wildlife

I have recently (as of two days ago) gained an interest in African wildlife; especially zebras, elephants, lions and giraffes. So I did some research via google and picked up some photographs to play with. I want to start working on a larger piece. I'm thinking of an African landscape with the necessary animals as the main focal point. Before I started, I made a few practice sketches to see if I could do a half decent job. Here are my first two sketches, the first being a pencil sketch of a young elephant and the second being an ink sketch of a hyena cub.
I will probably have more sketches up soon as well as the larger finished product. As of right now, my little elephant will be featured in the final piece, however the hyena will not--he's cute, but not quite what I'm looking for.


Diane said...

Ooo - that will be fun to see! Reminds me of paintings that Jeff's parents have....I know you'd know the ones, but he name escapes me right now.

Diane said...

Peaceable Kingdom by Edward Hicks! That's it!

Had to Google it.

SiSi said...

niiice! :))