Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Zoo Sketches

Went sketching at the zoo this weekend with Carrie Liao, Alice Herring, and Le Tang. Here are a few pages of doodles (again I touched some of these up with digital color).

Gerenuks are some of my favorite animals to draw:


The sleeping lioness and the creeper gerenuk. One of the gerenuks was spying on its pen mates from behind some rocks:

Normal giraffes, chubby giraffes...:

And a page of zebras:


Some of you guys have asked what pens I like to use for sketching. My current fave is the Pentel Sign Pen with a Brush Tip:

I also like using Sakura gel pens, and the Pentel Pocket Brush for looser sketching/adding black fills, etc.:



 And last but not least, this week's drawing challenge topic is Obsessive Pok√©mon!

15 comments:

Alice Marie said...

tee hee. CREEPER GERENUK. :D Also, I see an additional advantage to a smaller sketchbook: easier to scan.

Aaron Ludwig said...

Those are quite possibly the best-drawn gerenuks I have ever seen.

Austin Madison said...

How does the drawing challenge work, yo?

Stu Livingston said...

No shrimp chimps??

Man...you draw so well it makes my teeth hurt @_@

Leighton Hickman said...

Haha, love the speech bubbles- great drawings too :)

Le Tang said...

Geez you're good!

coNs Oroza said...

Girl, I love your sketches so much ♥

Chris Ybarra said...

The giraffe's got back : ) Nice sketches, those pens look sick!

Tung Nguyen said...

Hah hah hah

L ROSSI said...

Giraffes are lovely :)

Lidix said...

Hi!
Following Austin Madison question..How does the challenge work?and..Is this opened to participate for everybody?

Love your entries and draws, by the way!:D

Kenji Ono said...

great sketches! did any of your friends draw a Panda doing some Kung Fu moves? JK...

Ev said...

Awesome! Alright Megan, you're forcing me to bust out the brush pens again... *blows off dust* "KAFF! KOFF!"

JasmineTanner said...

these are adorable, loce the giraffes and their speech bubbles! :D

Megan Nicole Dong said...

Alice--I don't think I'm ever going back to a bigger sketchbook! In addition to being easier to scan, small sketchbooks are so much easier to carry around!

Aaron--Oh man, thanks!! Gerenuks are a favorite of mine.

Austin--Will post more info about the drawing challenge tomorrow! We just got this thing started and are terribly disorganized at the moment :)

Stu--No shrimp chimps this time! And..thanks! Your teeth shouldn't hurt on my account, you and Steph draw beautifully!

Leighton--Thanks for the kind words (and for taking the time to read the silly speech bubbles)

Le--Thank you! Where are your awesome sketches, Le?

Constanza--Aww, thank you!! :D

Chris--Indeed! :)

Laurent--thank you!

Lidix--So sorry about all the ambiguity. Yes, the drawing challenge is open to everyone and I will post something about the way everything works tomorrow!

Kenji--Haha, seriously, right? And thanks!

Everett--Dude, yes! I want to see more of your sketches!!

Jasmine--Thank you very much!