The Unicorn Yeti and the Bushman

Greetings One and All!

Here are some fancy new drawings from my book of sketches! I'm in the process of moving, so I haven't had time to do full scale illustrations, but I've been having lots of fun just dinking around with pens and watercolors.


I did these first two when I was at the airport a while back. I was looking at a potted plant and I started thinking about the creatures that might live inside. I want to give a big shout out to my friend, Ryan, whose work was a huge inspiration for these guys. Ryan's got an amazing menagerie of characters and creatures in his portfolio, so I recommend you go and check that out (right now! Do it!): www.secoraillustrations.com

This last guy here is from last week when I went to the zoo. Thanks for taking a look! Ya'll come back now!

Prehistoric Waddles

Yesterday at the zoo, I made a visit to my friend the Double Waddled Cassowary. This fellow is a huge, prehistoric-looking bird. He has massive dinosaur legs, feathers that resemble black hair, and a small bird face with a large horn and colorful waddles on his neck. On the whole, is a very unique, terrifying individual. I plan to visit him often. I drew the cassowary's portrait in pen and then did a quick pencil sketch.
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A bit earlier I was visiting the pachyderms. It was meal time and this elephant seemed to be quite happy with the day's menu.


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Zooy Louie the Explorer

Hello everybody! I went to the zoo yesterday and did a little drawing. Here are some quick sketches of the Bongos in Prismacolor marker.


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While sketching with one of my illustrator buddies, a kid came up and asked if we were explorers. I don't know what gave him this idea (perhaps it was my bright yellow sombrero), nevertheless, I was completely flattered he would make this assumption.

A little earlier, Mr.Mandrill also made a rare appearance. He seemed quite pleased with himself. Perhaps it's the fact that the food booths at the zoo sell six different flavors of Icees.


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Howdy Folks!

Greetings one and all! I am an illustrator/animator operating out of Colorado in the USA. In a short while, I will be graduating with my BFA from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.

Lately, I've been visiting the zoo with a few friends who are also illustrators. I thought I'd start this blog by sharing some drawings and paintings from those trips.


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This is a quick color sketch (about 5 x 3 inches) of the giraffes. I used acrylics on a scrap piece of mat board. It's always fun drawing and painting at the zoo, people love to comment and share stories.



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Here are a few quick sketches I drew in pen. This summer there are a couple of young giraffes at the zoo. I very much enjoy watching them as they strut jauntily about.