wk3 -Baboon - Plem.

pencil on paper, then i had bad lighting with my camera when i took the picture to upload it so started toying with it in photoshop...

February: Primates, Week 4: Golden Lion Tamarin

This is our last week of Primates and then onto Insects. Wow, that will be quite the change of pace! (If you know any interesting insects that might be fun to draw please comment here or send me an email.) I did my best to choose a wide range of primates all the way from size and color to personality. For our last one lets do the Golden Lion Tamarin! I love these little guys! There are two different kinds. There is is main kind which is the all orange and then the Golden Headed kind which are black with some orange sections. Have fun!

(new animal will be posted up Monday March 1st)

I just wanted to say you all are doing an amazing job! It has been so fun seeing everyones interpretation of each animal week after week! If you fall behind on some weeks don't worry about it, life gets busy. I am a few behind myself.. Just catch up when you can or just pick up on which ever animal is current when you have time again. If you haven't submitted anything at all yet, don't be shy.. feel free to jump in whenever you feel comfortable! And if you are just an observer of this blog please leave a comment here and there. It's nice to know who is out there and definitely helps keeps us motivated. Those of you who have been commenting - you're awesome, thanks! Keep up the good work everyone!!


And if you are feeling super inspired this week, here are some bonus monkeys that are too good not to post:

Emperor Tamarin Monkey

Douc Langur Monkey

Golden Snub Nose Monkey


wk2 - Lemur by Lemmers

more indian ink, brush and a bit of pencil

wk1 - orangutan 2

playing with indian ink and brush


Feb wk 1: Louie Jones

falling waaaaaay behind - here's my king louie, i mean, orangutan -- and hopefully i'll get the lemur up soon >< but not before monday, because i'm off to tahoe for the weekend :P

feb baboon

still trying to figure out how to use these markers.

feb lemurs



February: Primates, Week 3: Baboon

(new animal will be posted up Monday February 22nd)


Sketchbook Orangutans!

These are some sketches I did in my notebook. Nothing to fancy but I never realized how fun it was to draw matted orangutan hair/fur. I will definitely have to draw more of these awesome orange things!


February: Primates, Week 2: Lemur

(new animal will be posted up Monday February 15th)

Different type of lemurs:
  • Alaotran Gentle Lemur
  • Aye-Aye
  • Indri
  • Black and White Ruffed Lemur
  • Red Ruffed Lemur
  • Ring Tailed Lemur


PLem - Orangutan sketches

some rough sketches, i might do something more rendered later but thought id share these.. i found these guys to be pretty tricky for some reason...




Jan wk 4: Louie Jones

following suit, a week late -- zebra.

i plan on taking one sketch from each month to a fully-rendered state and i'm deciding between this one and the giraffe.. (i'd say both, but we all know that won't happen. HAH)

February: Primates, Week 1: Orangutan

(new animal will be posted up Monday February 8th)

Interesting facts about Orangutan's:
- They are incredibly intelligent and use tools. They will poke twigs into holes to catch insects, chew up leaves and use them as sponges and use branches and sticks to test the depth of water before entering it.
- The offspring stay with their mother for 7 years, which is the longest maternal dependency of all animals. Because of this, female orangutan's only give birth once every 8 years (usually only 3 offspring in their lifetime).
- Even though they only get between 3.5-4.5 tall, their arms can have a reach of more than 8 feet!

No Noses

Nose-less Horsemen. BTW drawing the nose of a zebra is way more difficult than you'd think it'd be. :)
Doing this made me want to actually draw a full zebra. Here it is.