October 2011
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October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween, from the Babbey Family…!

Filed under: Uncategorized — tb @ 7:46 pm


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October 29, 2011

Ahem…Your dewlap’s showing…

Filed under: Uncategorized — tb @ 9:59 pm



    If you ask someone to picture a zebra, most folks think of the Plains Zebra or the Grevy’s Zebra…Which is a shame, because the Mountain Zebra (Equus Zebra) is all kinds of neat, and deserves a bit more fame.The only Zebra with a dewlap, these stocky bodied, nimble-hoofed equines are under threat in their mountainous homes of southern Africa, where they are hunted for their skins and suffer from habitat loss. Don’t let that get you down, though..Having bounced back from near extinction in the 1930s(the wild population then was less than 100) these guys now are at a count of around 3,000 and growing, thanks to the efforts of conservation teams worldwide.


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October 22, 2011

Zoo Drawing Week 2 Sneak Peek

Filed under: Studies, Wildlife — tb @ 3:20 pm

Here’s a bit of a sneak peek at some principles of animal drawing that we’ll be covering in week 2 of my class, Dynamic Animal Drawing at the Zoo.


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October 17, 2011

Rhinoceros unicornis

Filed under: Uncategorized, Wildlife — tb @ 5:49 pm



Rhinoceros unicornis,  the Indian Rhinoceros, is the largest of the rhino species, with the males of the species weighing anywhere between 4,000lbs to 8,000lbs.  These are some of my favorite critters to draw (yeah, i know..I say that alot, about so many different things) due to the massive amount of character they carry around with that equally massive build of theirs.


The thick neck folds, the heavy horn, the upward sweep of the skull, the heavy-lidded, unamused eyes…It’s almost to easy to inject heaping spoonfuls of personality into your drawing when sketching these guys.

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October 8, 2011

On the Easel

Filed under: Uncategorized — tb @ 7:55 pm

Just a quick sneak peek with what I’m currently pecking away at;



…Aaaaand a quick reminder… Classes start at Watts Atelier next week, which means there’s six more days to sign up for my Dynamic Animal Drawing at the Zoo class.  It’s going to be a *great* class, so be sure to sign up before time runs out. To register, please visit the Watts Atelier of the Arts webpage.

Hope to see you next week,


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