Sunday, June 11, 2006

Jungle

Lately I find myself with no time to create new work for IF, so I offer these jungle animal sketches from the zoo.
gorillas
Zoo Atlanta is famous for it's Lowland Gorillas. They've had a spate of recent births, and it's great fun to watch the mothers play with and tenderly care for their tiny babies. To me, though, the huge silverback named Ivan is the big draw. He is so incredibly powerful it's awe inspiring just to see him casually strolling around his compound. He makes Ah-nold look like a wuss.
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A few more random sketches of jungle critters.
tigers_toucan
Sumatran Tiger and Hornbill

bustard_bongos
Cory Bustard (bird) and Bongos (antelope)

orangutan
Orangutan (male)

17 comments:

carla said...

I find the gorillas so intriguing, perhaps because they are so close to humans in their appearance and movements. These are wonderful sketches! What fun to have a zoo nearby:>

Kristin said...

Wow what beautiful work.....we just watched the movie Gorillas in the mist and my son is now fasinated by these awesome creatures.I also post to illustration friday....Kristin

JO said...

Lovely sketches.

Roz Foster said...

Beautiful. You're inspiring me to get out there on this sunny, gorgeous day and do some live sketching... in the human zoo/jungle out there...

Christy Beckwith said...

Very nice sketches. These make me want to spend a day at the zoo.

michael dailey said...

wow great sketches nice work

Geninne said...

Amazing work Rick, no wonder you're so busy...you've got a huge talent!

rottentuna.com said...

oh wow! your drawings are beautiful!!!

geophany said...

really nice drawing

steve said...

These are amazing Rick! Thanks for posting 'em.

arvindh said...

these are fantastic animal studies!

aoisart said...

These are all so well made! Great sketches!

inki said...

Wonderful drawings Rick! I love the colors in the orangutan.
Dede

Michael O'Connell said...

rick… the sketches are great… very powerful… no wonder you have no time…

melanienyc said...

gorgeous sketches

matt said...

Beautiful sketches! Makes me want to go to the zoo pronto...

kay susan said...

cs
These are wonderful!