Anyway, it was great fun despite the raging flu I had that day because I woke up too early (I am unfortunately not a morning person. The surest way for a person to die is to be extra cheerful and chirpy in close vicinity to me in the early morning). By the time Sketchcrawl ended, I'm pretty sure I've infected at least a few hundred people in the Aquaria with my drippy nose and mucus expulsion. It's quite an empowering thought.
Here is proof I severely need to brush up on life-drawing, or any kind of drawing in general. My first attempt of sketching that morning yielded these sad blobs
Ok, so I'm terribly rusty. It should get better after that right?
I still fail at sharks, per se. But there will be other times!
No fishies in this page. If I remember right we ended up going straight for the tunnels which held sharks, turtles, rays, turtles and a bunch of small sea fishes.
I wished I had brought my portable watercolour to try out during this sketchcrawl. Some of the fish were really colourful and it would be nice to be able to render them out.
That odd pufferfish.. is really fascinatingly ugly and manic looking. Like a crazy clown. Or something.
My poor rendition of a gorgeous cylindrical tank with a whole tree trunk in it. It was surrounded by lots of fish swimming around it like the inside on a washing machine spin cycle. They were silver in colour with red tips at the tail and fins and watching them go round and round in flashes of silver and red were pretty amazing.
These are at the petting section. You can reach in and fondle them as you like. Poor bamboo shark and starfish must be cranky. I would to, if people keep reaching in and touching me without permission.
This (manta?) ray is a magnificent beast! It covered the whole top of the tunnel as it glided by gracefully.
Part 2 to come soon...