Thursday, October 27, 2016

2016 Inktober - Day 27

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 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.


Mary McLaughlin said...

Nice sketch! Looking forward to more of your giraffe sketches/paintings.

Susan Bronsak said...

Thank you Mary :-) I have a lot of practice ahead of me!

SusanA said...

I love the expression you created for this giraffe! Love the ink work too.

Susan Bronsak said...

Thank you SusanA :-)

I sat and watched a special 1 hour video on the Giraffe in Africa that a friend sent me when I posted this in Facebook. Telling how one specific species is dwindling down in numbers due to poaching and showing how they are being moved to be protected. Never realized what gentle creatures they are considered to be and definitely unique and beautiful.

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