I read a quote one time from Craig Mc Cracken (powerpuff girls creator) where he said "I'd rather see a bunch of funny cartoons in a portfolio than pretty elephants." . I apologize to him in advance.
These sketches are from a couple zoo trips over the last couple months with Wattana, Manny and zoo Ryan.
If you cross a giraffe and a zebra you get this guy, the okapi.
These guys were fun to watch but hard to draw. A lot of little monkeys running very fast, jumping, and playing with each other. Most of these sketches were done very fast when they would stop for food or rest. The drawings I have of them playing are unrecognizable, just scribbles.
When I approached the baboons I thought I'd be drawing some surly angry red booty beast.
But after watching and drawing this guy (actually a girl) for a while she seemed a bit neurotic. Her poses were very skitish and she had a funny cough.
I promise to post some real cartoons soon so Craig McCraken doesn't cry.