Sunday, August 06, 2006

Trying to sketch kangaroos

There are a lot of kangaroos around at the moment, some absolutely huge ones we saw last night while we were going out to dinner to neighbours along the dirt back road, but every morning and evening I see small groups (and some not so small!) They are not easy to get close too and when I do they are always moving but I spent some time trying to get some poses. We have the big scrub grey kangaroos, they can get to 8 feet from nose to tail but mostly I see the smaller and daintier does (females) at the moment there are joeys in the pouches too.
I have to admit that my moving ones dont look at all like kangaroos, and yet those are the shapes I saw.
Up to Adelaide tonight and not back until late tomorrow.


Alison said...

I think these are pretty good - you've certainly caught some elements of 'rooness. Very difficult , I think

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Hard to get them to stand still surely! I drew some emus the other day and they stood up tall and still!
Keep up the drawing. Way to go.

Julie Oakley said...

These are great. I once spent a winter drawing grey kangaroos at London zoo, once a week for a college project so I'm familiar with the subject