Today's sketch is my first practice with a giraffe.
Mark's brother in law has asked if I would consider doing a painting of a family of giraffes. Before committing to a painting, I wanted to practice sketching them first.
Not knowing anything about giraffes, I contacted my dear friend in South Africa asking if she could send me photos from which I could practice. She sent several photos and I chose a close-up of one to try the face first.
This was fun.......very interesting animal.....love their eyes! I hope to sketch different angles of the face first and then will try the body and legs.
Sailor Fude and damp brush to wash a little of the ink out for shading.