Today I did more quick animal drawing. I picked a random otter photo and did a quick sketch, then a random opossum photo and developed that one a bit more.
Otters are one of my favorite animals, hummingbirds being my number one favorite, followed by otters and cats. I am a swimmer and a bit of an odd silly cookie, so otters fit my personality just fine... plus they are stinking cute and sleep linking their paws together for maximum proshness.
Opossums on the other hand... sometimes can be kinda cute, but I'll always remember how freaked out I was the first time I saw one. I have always been a big city girl you see, the wildest animals I was used to were sparrows, pigeons and squirrels (my long fuzzy tailed nemesis, but I digress).
When I moved to Tallahassee from Madrid, Spain, I was expecting a big city "It is the capital of Florida after all!" I thought to myself, haha! Sucker! What I found was a forest with a small town nestled in it. The first time I ventured to throw the trash out in the middle of the night I was greeted by, what back then, I thought was an irradiated mutant animal escaped from the ruins of a leaking nuclear reactor.
The thing was ugly as get out, had a rather pointy row of crooked teeth, a very long snout opened up and was hissing at me menacingly while it swished its gigantic rat-looking tail.
I pretty much placed the trash bag slowly on the ground and backed away carefully with my hands up as if it were a mugger brandishing a knife and demanding spoiled left overs while wondering if I could outrun it or if I would need to fight it off while hoping Andrei would hear the scuffle and run to my aid armed with a big stick.
Ah yeah, good times.
|Otter sketch from photo 5 minutes on plain moleskin|
|Opossum sketch from photo 10 minutes on plain moleskin|