If there ever was a reason to have a sketchbook handy, my vote would be for drawing creatures in exotic places. Travel journals abound with wildlife, as do these great sketchbook examples.
“I don’t know the Englsh name of this little wild animal! I just know it lives in Asia and it’s a nocturnal creature. It’s eyes and what it is eating grabbed my attention. Water Colour Pencils on Cartiera Magnani sketchbook.” -Bruno Lubrano
“The reason I live on the top floor……..this one visited my neighbours downstairs.” -Debra Morris, Hong Kong
Be sure to browse Shek’s website, especially his Pachyderm Reference Board, which shows the evolution of sketches like these into completed assignments for clients like Nickelodeon and Walt Disney Pictures.
The rest of Bill Sharp’s Costa Rica journal is definitely worth a look, the record of an extensive journey through the country in thoughts and pictures.