Inspiration: Art

Colorful Sketching at the Zoo

by Lauren Konopacki 2

Colorful Sketching at the Zoo | Doodlers Anonymous

You might recognize the style of this artist from a feature that we did over the summer that highlighted the culturally rich sketchbook of Studio-Takeuma, but we just can't get enough. This time, instead of oil pastels and colored pencils, he uses a markers in a way that is loose and overlapping, nonetheless on point with his form and details. Drawing live from observation is a pretty diffucult task in itself because you need to move quickly and drop your natural perfectionist tendencies as an artist, but Studio-Takeuma does it flawlessly. I love the idea of sketching in the zoo, it's a really good way to appreciate the animals, make the most of your visit, and sharpen your sketching skills all at once!

sketchbook, zoo, birds

drawing at the zoo, turtles

live sketching at the zoo, birds

live sketching a tiger

drawing for observation, live sketching

sketching in public

drawing at the zoo, lizard drawing

drawing in public, zoo drawing

zebra sketching, zoo drawing

bird sketches live


  1. A wonderful idea.

  2. @khristinasmith20 yeah these are so peaceful to look at.

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