Saturday, August 13, 2011
Some Apes I Managed to Draw (Sort of) and a Lizard
After watching Rise of Planet of the Apes, I was inspired to head to the Toronto Metro Zoo and draw whatever apes I could find in the real world. Though the zoo doesn't have any of the starring chimps of the Planet of the Apes series, I managed to get down a couple Orangutans and Gorillas. I also drew a lizard, because lizards are awesome.
It's not much, I know ... but the Zoo was surprisingly crowded for a Monday, full of screaming kids and people who had no issue with stepping directly in front of me for prolonged periods. There's also the fact that, you know, Orangutans and Gorillas don't really give a shit about staying in any spot for longer than a minute or two for your drawings ... so, what I got were some gestural, fast drawings, most of which were incomplete. Regardless, I love drawing animals, especially apes -- it's incredible how much emotion and personality there can be in their faces. So human!
I will likely head back in September when all the kids are in school.