Giraffe resting I
UPDATE: Giraffe calf born 11:25am Newfoundland time Saturday April 15th. Gender: male.
If you haven't heard of April the expectant giraffe by now, you're one of few. She's a captive bred giraffe housed in the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY. Her enclosure is on a live feed on Youtube and if lucky you may be able to catch the birth of her 4th calf in the very near future.
Giraffe resting II
She changed position once more, almost cat like, curled around herself with her head on her hind leg. It was like a complex yoga position and didn't look comfortable, but she stayed there for about 5 minutes giving me another chance to do a quick sketch.
If you don't have an exotic animal close by to observe from life, a virtual view is just as good. Testing sketching skills with moving animals whether from life or a camera provides the same results.
Check the cam and see if the calf has arrived yet. She was showing signs of something happening last night, so you never know. Next, sketching a baby giraffe!