Sunday, February 01, 2009
Watching a programme called The Secret Life of Elephants. When I first started using colour, this time last year, I drew koalas and kangaroos from my photos and really enjoyed the quick sketching but gradually I've been drawing more and more details. I thought it would be fun to do some colour sketching again and then instead of photos, do them from TV.
Above is Saba Douglas-Hamilton. Funnily enough, I've drawn her before here. She looks as if she should be driving her 4x4 down Sloane Street rather than out in the wilds of Kenya! Again, it was an excellent programme. I knew elephants were very intelligent but this programme revealed so much more about them and how they communicate and bond with each other, it was quite amazing.
Finally, a few sketches from Sky News - and not my best but Michael Portillo turned out OK. Top left is Dambisa Moyo, author of Dead Aid, and right is MP Teresa May, but these are not great likenesses!