Lively Lemurs

June 5, 2022

By Janet Dodrill

Wonderful Live Lemur Animal Life Drawing Session with @animallifedrawing Holly Surplice at Duke Lemur Center @dukelemurcenter with host Sara Clark. Live Coquerel’s Sifaka Lemurs and Ring-Tailed Lemurs in the woods. We watched them eat, groom, rest and nap. Beautiful creatures, and 50% of the session was donated to support the center. The animals gave the nod that they wanted to be left alone, so we sketched from photos that the center provided of a Black and White Ruffed Lemur and Blue-Eyed Black Lemurs.

blue-eyed black lemur drawing by janet dodrill

Blue-eyed black lemurs drawing, 6 x 8 inches, by Janet Dodrill

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Caenhill Countryside Centre, Peacock Sketch

March 26, 2022

By Janet Dodrill

Peacock studies from photography stills based on the live animal life drawing session with @animallifedrawing and Holly Surplice at incredible animal farm Caenhill Countryside Centre @caenhillcc (300 animals and birds) and our host Chris Franklin. A donation was made to the farm.  Thank you so much. I can’t wait till the next time we can join you. Pigs, cows, goats, sheep, hens, roosters, chickens, cats, dogs, ducks, donkeys, peacocks, and more! 

peacock painting by janet dodrill

Peacocks by Janet Dodrill, gouache and pencil, 7″x10″.

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Parrots Life Drawing

November 30, 2020

Another amazing life drawing session, and this time with a ‘Parrots’ theme with Macaws, Cockatoos and Parakeets with the special online event produced by The Henley on Thames School of Art and Oakley and Crew. Birds were shown flying, landing, sitting on perches, walking on the ground, and an unexpected trick at the session end, and was held on November 27, 2020.

Below are highlights of my drawings from the session.

There are more online animal life drawing sessions scheduled for December 2020, featuring Wild Mountain Gorillas, Draft Horses, and Reindeer at www.thehenleyschoolofart.com/online-classes. Artists are welcome to join!

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parrot and cockatoo drawing by janet dodrill macaw drawing by janet dodrill parrot drawing by janet dodrill parrot drawing by janet dodrill parakeet drawing by janet dodrill