Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Bat sketches

I spent over 3 hours sketching the bats in their new upgraded eco-tunnel home at Jersey Zoo. It was wonderful to spend so much time with them. I've really missed them since I left the zoo. I decided to substitute the meerkats in '40 Elephants' for Rodrigues Fruit Bats. It was very self indulgent but I wanted to make beautiful prints from my sketches. I also wanted to keep elements of my initial idea of putting unpopular animals in a children's book. The only down side was that meerkats are one species and are easily recognizable so children will already have an idea of their size and scale. This is not so with the bats... oh well...

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