Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Weekly Bow tie Guy- Giant Panda

Giant Panda (ˈjīənt ˈpandə)

It could be argued that the giant panda is one of the most recognizable endangered species due largely to the World Wildlife Federation's use of the giant panda as their logo. 

Humans are their greatest threat through deforestation and fragmentation of forests due to roads and railroads. This isolates the pandas form one another and makes it difficult to propagate the species. Currently there are just over 1,800 pandas in the wild.  To put this in perspective the population for the town I live in was 5,981 in 2010. I live in a small town. The college I teach at has a student population of 1,300. 

For more information on the Giant Panda and what you can do to help go to the WWF website. https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/giant-panda

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Weekly Bow Tie Guy—Hawksbill Turtle

Hawksbill Turtle (hôks bil ˈtərtl)

The hawksbill turtle is another animal on the critically endangered list. There biggest threat is wildlife trade, but they are also greatly affected by excessive egg collection, loss of living habitats, egg collection, pollution and costal development. 

Again you can find out more at World Wild Life Federation.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Summer Sketching-More Llamas

Another sketch made while teaching the field book studies class this summer. This was from our day at Agape Hill Farms in Hardwick, VT. A great place to draw a wide range of farm animals. I love drawing Llamas.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Summer Sketching – Camp

This summer I had the opportunity to help at two camps for my church. They were both at Camp Joseph in Sharon, Vermont. A beautiful location. These are sketches of the day we went canoeing and the nurse's cabin.