I almost titled this blog post “Oops… I forgot.” When I wrote my last post I got pulled away from the writing for a while. When I returned I read the last paragraph and it seemed like an ending so I did a quick copy edit and posted it.
Later I realized that the ending was really just a stopping point and that I’d forgotten to add a second sketch I’d done at the old zoo park that day.
So, as I was saying in my last post, we were having fun at the park and I decided to do a sketch of the bridge that carries foot traffic over the small river running through the park.
This required that I get down to the river level which put me in shade, among a bunch of foliage and near water. What could go wrong? Mosquitoes, mosquitoes, and more mosquitoes. What made them worse was that I was drawing. I’m oblivious to my surroundings when I’m sketching, even the swarm of mosquitoes that were biting me.
I didn’t notice until the next day when my arms and legs started itching like crazy (shorts and t-shirt day). I’m sure the sketch suffers from blood loss effects but here it is. I didn’t really finish the paint stage but I hope you like it anyway; the mosquitos sure liked me.