Brisbane City Council Fauna Monitoring Box

Early this week I noticed a Brisbane City Council fauna monitoring box device had appeared on a bridge where I spend my lunchtime sketchwalks.

I find it an odd place to put the device as the birds are in the trees and pacific black ducks and water dragons are in the water.

So it amused me to picture the Brisbane City Council fauna monitoring team being agitated that all they were recording was a guy with his sketchbook everyday!

 

Edd Cross cartoon illustration of Brisbane City Council fauna monitoring team room Photo of a Brisbane City Council fauna monitoring box device

Ringo Ringtail Possum and Z Koala are just 2 cute!

So I had just finished another sketchbook and when I flicked back through I came across this little gem of an illustration of Ringo the Ringtail Possum and Z the Sleepy Koala with just the words ‘2 cute’ as there are two of them and they are too cute!

Cute sketch of Ringo Ringtail Possum and Z Koala

So I couldn’t resist tracing the illustration into Adobe Illustrator and then finishing off the colour including a bush themed background in Adobe Photoshop.

 

Cute illustration of Ringo Ringtail Possum and Z Koala

Quick Colour Pencil Sketches From Brisbane Botanic Gardens

Colour Pencil Sketch of Brisbane skyline from Brisbane Botanic Gardens
Colour pencil sketch of Brisbane City Skyline through the Botanic Gardens at Mt Cootha
Colour Pencil Sketch of bird and lake at Brisbane Botanic Gardens
Colour pencil sketch of a lake with bird on a tree at the Botanic Gardens at Mt Cootha, Brisbane

Today we visited the Botanic Gardens at Mt Cootha, Brisbane.  So as we walk along I take quick sketches of the scenes to try and capture the essence of what I am seeing, usually in only a couple of minutes so not to hold up the walk.  when I got home I added some pencil colour and I thought I would also keep to the two minute timeframe with adding the colour as well.