Wildlife

Weekly Sketch: H is for Horned Lizard

My creative energy is running low this week. Here is a well-intentioned but unfinished attempt at a Horned Lizard that turned out to be way more textury than I had patience for.

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Weekly Sketch: G is for Grasshopper

Another late and unfinished sketch. I think the lesson here is that insect wings are super tedious. I haven’t decided if that means I should draw more of them for the practice or fewer of them to keep my creative momentum going.

Anyway, I like how the rest of him turned out.


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Weekly Sketch: F is for Fox

At first glance it appears to be a small coyote.

Look closer, and it seems almost like a cross between a coyote and a bobcat, oddly feline in its face and movements.

Then you see the tail, long and luxuriously full, and you know it can only be a fox.

The Gray Fox is the only North American canid that can climb trees! They even like to live in trees for safety.

He makes a handsome addition to my menagerie.

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Weekly Sketch: E is for Egret

I went a little more stylized and art-deco-y this time.


I love egrets. I love their elegant grace and their luminous whiteness.

They populate the ponds and waterways of Texas like bright visitors from some exotic land, and I love them.

An egret lives alone at the water reclamation pond where I work. It’s like his own private oasis. I thought of him while I was drawing this week’s sketch.

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D is for Desert Cottontail

These little guys are all over Texas.


Fun fact: Desert cottontails hardly ever drink water. I feel like I should make a craft beer joke here, because Texas, but desert cottontails really just get all the moisture they need from the plants they eat.

My Texas Wildlife menagerie is growing!

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