Here are some of my watercolor sketches from the day, in order completed:
First sketch. A handsome and curious little turkey vulture preening his feathers, watching us sketchers and enjoying the attention.
Depressed rhino with his snout in the mud.
One horned gazelle basking in the sun and being a perfect still model.
Pink squawky Flamingos fluffing their feathers, establishing the pecking order.
Following the zoo was the after party, purple themed with wine and chocolate. What fun! One of the group members hosted a party at their house and hired a model, Crystal, who is a burlesque/fire/belly dancer. Those gals make for great models, with those flamboyant costumes and artful makeup. I decided to keep it simple and did an ok job. . . considering that I had a few glasses of wine! What do you think?