“I Can Hug Trees Too”
Just thought I’d post this as it is something a little bit different from my usual cute and fluffy wildlife animals! I came across some cicada shells on a tree on a recent lunch time walk in Whites Hill Reserve in Brisbane and so I attempted to sketch them.. Then I realised that, yes they may not be cute and fluffy, but they do belong to the wonderful natural landscape and the order of animals called ‘Tree Huggers’ which classification covers a wide range of animals which includes koalas, possums, snakes, and nature loving humans.
Koala Cartoon Sketches
Here are the latest sketches of my koala friend at Whites Hill Reserve in Brisbane. I feel very privileged to be able to see a wild koala fairly regularly, and especially one that offers so many cartoon poses for me haha!
Have you seen any koalas recently?
With all the rain in March there has been some beautiful fungi shooting up throughout Whites Hill Reserve. Here’s a super quick lunchtime sketch of some fungi sprouting out of a log. I was really getting into some shapes and shading – I could have kept drawing it all day!
Have you seen some interesting fungi recently?
Brisbane Painting & Drawing Meetup Group – March Meet Up at Moora Park
It’s that awesome time of the month again when I join the Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup Group for a social and fun arty get together. Last weekend on Sunday we were at Moora Park in Shorncliffe enjoying the fresh air, sounds of the waves hitting the shore, and in some great company.
In the morning I sketched a couple of palm trees, some people, an ibis and a few characters that are rummaging around in the back of my mind.
It’s always greatly inspiring to see the diverse range of creativity amongst everyone else who goes and also to see other parts of Brisbane I have yet been to.
In April, I will be arranging the meetup and it will be meeting at the Maritime Museum on Southbank.
For full details of the group and to sign up to attend please visit the website here…
Cute Koala Cartoon Sketches
I came across this cute little fluff ball of a koala just wedged in a fork of tree at Whites Hill Reserve in Brisbane. Then in a brief minute, the koala woke up and stroke a few classic poses that I scribbled down as fast as I could – there was something very human about the poses haha.
Leaf Litter Sketch
Here is something a little bit different for my tree theme this week – Leaf Litter! I think every aspect of the bush needs to be appreciated and enjoyed, and so I took a few minutes in my walk to take in the carpet of leaves on the ground.
Palm Tree Sketch
Continuing my tree theme this week… here is a tiny palm tree sketch from my lunchtime walk in Whites Hill Reserve.
Ok, so my last two posts featured trees, so I am going to continue this little theme for the rest of the week and show some tree sketches… This is a quick sketch from my lunchtime walk in Whites Hill Reserve.
Ringo the Ringtail Possum in the shade
Even Ringo the Ringtail Possum is finding the Brisbane heat exhausting. Here he is taking time out under a shady tree.
Where in Brisbane Am I?
Here is a little sketch of a peculiar little statue thing. Do you know where in Brisbane it is? I know that a few of my followers should know!