We found a few very colorful trees in a neighborhood which we thought we new pretty well: pomegranate and persimmon :) Persimmon tree is in someone's yard do I got a chance to draw it - but no fruits were close enough to draw them individually (or eat them ;) And this little pomegranate was on the ground - though it's so tiny that we use it as a new year decoration :)
Reindeer, fake ice-skating, polar bears everywhere plus train with lights!
I had a great time - especially being quiet by koala and trying to draw cassowary while it's trying to find a best angle to look at me :)
I saw how giant anteater was licking what looked like strawberry yogurt with a lot of enthusiasm :)
Hornbills were entertaining us with sounds and action!
Flamingos were asleep - all of them!
The most active member of the zoo this time was Hippo - playing in the water all the time - I got almost splashed, saw his grin about 10 times in 12 minutes and he ran a several times from the water and back just for the fun of it!
While I spent time sitting on the grass drawing this page a whole bunch of kids decided to position themselves on a tree nearby in a hope that I might draw them - with the tree. I was not able to fir them all on the tree - and show how fast they were moving - but here are some of my young friends - posing :)
Swimming goggles don't help badgers with chopping onions!
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I got my first copy and it's the size of a standard small wall calendar (7x7"), printed on a nice glossy paper and has a badger for every month and occasion! - check out photos below or click this link and go to preview to see them all before you order bunch!
Amazing amount of sky, birds and some very interesting creatures to meet :) We came pretty close to a group of turkey vultures, saw a stray cat hunting in the grass and dozens of egrets sitting together.
This weekend I had a glorious sketching day in Point Lobos State Park. Above are two large color sketches which you can see together with my watercolor and gouache paint sets on the image below.