Happy with my hippo

It was a productive day at school today. We have finished the “Botanica”-themed project (well, the teaching is over but I’ve still got a lot of work to complete!) and started a new “Graphica”-themed project.

We began by ‘applying techniques to drawings.’ Limbering up with some quick charcoal, pastel and conte exercises to re-acquaint ourselves with the media, we began the session drawing an animal. I had an inspired moment before class this morning and grabbed the basket of animals that Louis played with when he was about six or seven. The class had an array of lions and tigers and bears (oh no!); meerkats and warthogs and goats (oh no!); frogs and impala and geese (oh yes!) to choose from.

I drew an elephant and an eagle.

But I’m pretty happy with my hippo.

Happy hippo
Happy hippo

To be continued … (her hind leg needs work.)