Gesture Sketches

A Seattle day in the eighties! What’s a girl to do but be outside? I took my sketchbook and Niji waterbrush on an art date to Woodland Park Zoo. We practiced gesture sketching—quick 30 sec. to 2 min. depictions of moving (well, ok, some not so moving) animals. A great way to spend an afternoon.

(click any sketch for enlargement)
gesture_sketchesgorilla | peacock | spectacled owl | hippo | Thomson’s gazelle | lioness | tapir | oryx | elephant
(various sizes no larger than 5″ x 5″; pen & ink)
Displayed artwork © 2012 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.


2 responses to “Gesture Sketches

  1. Thanks for taking me along to the zoo via your remarkable instant sketches. Impressive!


  2. So much character in these quick sketches. Bravo.


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