I went to the California Academy of Sciences last week with my class. So much fun, OMG!
The idea was to sketch the animals and dioramas (mostly dioramas) there to then develop a character based on one of them. It had to be either a quadruped or a bird, though. Couldn't be an invertebrate or fish or snake.
My final character design is here:
Seems our field trip happened to line up with the field trips of, like, all
the Elementary Schools in the area, because there were countless tour groups of children there...
At one point, a little girl sort of attached herself to me and orbited around me for what felt like 15 minutes or so. That would've been fine (heck, adorable, even!) if she hadn't been disrupting my drawing focus by asking so many questions, many of them the same 5 or 6 over and over again....("Are you really
and artist? Do you really
love drawing? Why are you copying it? Are you going to show it to everyone? Are you going to take it home and color it? Are you really
an artist?" etc, etc
The ink sketch of the sable antelope is a direct response to this.Thank god for my zoo docent training! Otherwise I wouldn't have known how to deal with her!Artwork © comixqueen 2014 do not copy, reference, alter, or redistribute without permission