Animal Quick Sketching



The summer holidays started this week and the whole family went to the Berlin Zoo to celebrate! πŸ™‚ We had lots of fun, fantastic weather and stuffed ourselves with delicious ice cream!

It was also a little premiere for me, as I tried myself the first time on animal quick sketching.

It came as an absolute surprise to me that most animals didnΒ΄t want to stand still until I was done with my sketch πŸ˜‰ How very unprofessional of them, tsk, tsk! πŸ˜‰

Anyway, I tried my best to “catch” them πŸ™‚



This little kitten was of course not part of our trip to the zoo but belongs to a friend of mine. ItΒ΄s such a cute thing to watch doing it whatever comes to its mind and then not knowing how to get down again πŸ˜‰

It had such an exasperated look of despair that I had to try to catch it with my pencil as well as with my arms! πŸ™‚ (The latter worked out better than the first πŸ˜‰ )


Little kitten hanging from a branch

Published by Sarah

Artist & Illustrator

56 thoughts on “Animal Quick Sketching

      1. About a month ago my daughter and I went to a paint on canvas one time class. Both of us draw like school age children so we weren’t expecting much. Being able to follow the instructor made it fun and they didn’t look all that bad. I kept my daughters painting and she kept mine. We both have them hanging on our walls. Wonderful memories!

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  1. Unbelievable! They definitely look like animals. No matter how long I took to sketch an animal, quick or painstakingly slow, It would still look like an airplane. Or boat.

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    1. I’m sure it did!! πŸ˜‰ Thank you so much, Cathy!!! πŸ™‚ It really is a very sweet kitten, I fell instantly in love with her πŸ˜‰ Aww – thank you so much for noticing + liking my Blog make-over πŸ™‚ xxxxx

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  2. I like the sketches, you have done a great job – all the animals are recognizable, and have a character. I like the mink or ferret – the one full of whiskers. Very cute, looks curious and busy πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you sooo much!!! πŸ™‚ It’s been a challenging task to catch there specific forms in just a couple of Lines but it was necessary cause they tended to hop away as soon as I started πŸ˜‰ The Wombat was easiest because it was sleeping πŸ˜‰ The whiskered one is an Otter πŸ™‚ xxxxxxx

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      1. Otter! Well, I don’t see much difference between a ferret and an otter πŸ™‚ That’s my fault πŸ™‚ The wombat is cute too. Ah, all of them ! πŸ™‚


  3. Love them all. And to me; you did capture the despair well!
    My favorite is the Zebra πŸ™‚
    Enjoy the rest of your Saturday, looking forward to Sepia Sunday πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thank you very much, Chris!! πŸ™‚ I sure will look out for those better behaving models πŸ˜‰ Or I could just take a photograph and sketch from that, although that wasnΒ΄t the purpose of the excercise πŸ˜‰ Cheers!

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