Wildlife

Orcas

I had a few ideas for art-related resolutions this year. I thought about creating an animated short story, or committing to a set number of birthday/holiday cards to send out to friends. But everything feels like it’s in a state of unpredictable flux right now, and that’s not a state my creativity thrives in.

But I’m making an effort to keep creating art, just to keep the gears from rusting out. Here are a couple of frolicking orcas.

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Weekly Sketch: Uninspired

No sketch last week. We relocated to a bigger apartment closer to where Luke and I work, and I did not have a single brain cell left over for art creation.

This week I tinkered with the Christmas card some more, but I don’t really like how it’s turning out. I may go with a completely different design.

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Weekly Sketch: Christmas Card Tinkering

I haven’t had much time for drawing this week. I tinkered a bit with the Christmas card idea. That will have to count.

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Weekly Sketch: Christmas Card Ideas

I’ve been trying out a few different designs for this year’s Christmas card. So far this is the basic concept I like best. I’m toying with the idea of giving the animals winter hats and scarves, maybe.

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Lions and Tiger and Bear (and Hyena and Serval and Leopard)

The Denver Zoo has reopened, with extra precautions in place for Covid. Tickets have to be purchased online in advance, you have to choose from available timeframes, and you can’t wander the zoo willy-nilly. Barricades and painted arrows keep visitors moving through the zoo on a one-way path from entry to exit.

We were there on a chilly morning, so some of the animals were more active in their enclosures and some were keeping warm in their shelters out of sight. This adorable hyena just wanted to play!

The bear looked very cozy and sleepy.

I wasn’t able to get a good photo of the tiger, but I feel obliged to include him anyway.

I wasn’t able to get a good shot of the serval either, but he is too cute to leave out.

I think this a clouded leopard? He was snug in his box.

The cold made the lions lively and frolicky. There are two or three separate lion enclosures, so the different age groups were all enjoying themselves in different ways.

This guy was not about sharing his ball.

MIIIIIINNNNE.

I took a gazillion pics, so there are probably more zoo posts to come.

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