Freelance Illustrator // Fine Artist // Adventurer // (I do not accept tattoo-design commissions.) //

May 23, 2008



These are a few sketches of lions from a recent trip to sketch at the wildlife waystation. I'll post more of the animals when I get to scanning them.

*I went to the Natural History Museum yesterday. I have a morbid fascination for all things taxidermy. Here are sketches:


*deer and elk

*pine martin


*sable antelope




Here are some animal drawings from the zoo this past semester:


*snow leopard



*horses and jaguar


*rhinos and bear


*male and female gorillas


*sketches of horses having their innards pulled out by babies

*horses at the equestrian center


*long beach aquarium

Here are just a bunch of random sketches from last semester:

*animal concepts


*cancer astrological sign

*fungal prospector sketch

*random sketches of 1920's and 1930's fashion

*sketches for promotional postcards


cayetano said...

Oh man this is cool stuff!

Whitney Pollett said...

These are all so gorgeous!! You're a spectacular artist Cooper!! Gary must be proud ;)

Craig Mackay said...

Beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

this is great. do you use images to draw from or domyou draw them in the wild(animals)?

J. A. W. Cooper said...

90% of the animals in this post were either drawn from life at the zoo, or from death at the Natural History Museum. If I am drawing at home I absolutely use photo reference, no matter how good you are it is always better to have some kind of reference even if the pose/position/exact species is not exactly what you intend to draw.