Sunday Sketchin’

I couldn’t honestly tell you what got into me today. Three sketches in one day, and three sketches of somewhat decent quality to boot, is practically unheard of. Yet, here they are. The monkey sketch is based on a Kevin Horan photo which appeared in the March 2010 issue of National Geographic Magazine.

After I finished drawing the monkey, and giving him a splash of color…watercolor that is, I took a break outside with the cat. While he stalked various and sundry flying critters, I took note of my neighbor’s lacy tree. It’s actually a very large tree, so you’ll just have to use your imagination to fill in the rest.

Gimli (the cat) only wanted to stay outside for a short time (it’s not all that warm yet), so I went for a walk along the lake and pushed a little fresh air into the lungs. The back porch was filled with sunshine when I returned home, so I camped out in a chair with my drawing board and drew the pitcher plant about to capture an afternoon nom. Now, according to the article, the pitcher plat can get up to two feet tall. If this particular specimen is that large, that beetle is HUGE and it makes my skin crawl! This was drawn from a Helene Schmitz photo appearing in the same National Geographic issue.

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  1. Nice work, Nan! You are making excellent use of your artistic gene. The beetle is, indeed, creepy! Resembles one I found in a hotel kitchen in the BVIs years ago. Thankfully it was dead! I put it into a nice gift box and sent it to Uncle Pete!


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