I've been trying to sketch more lately, and it's feeling REALLY good. 👄
I snapped this shot back in February of the Huntington Library's Desert Garden Conservatory (favorite place). This really is the best place to go to see a huge variety of cacti and succulents.
This cactus in particular (drawn below) spoke to me the most. I don't know why, and you'll probably call me crazy, but this cactus reminds me of an angry New Yorker throwing their hands up at someone who most likely cut them off in traffic. Do you get that vibe? No? Just me?
This is Bob. I know his name because the worker in the Desert Garden Conservatory feeds him peanuts on the daily and calls him over using his first name.
Bob is a Scrub-Jay. These birds have such distinct colors about them... their white necks, and deep, azure blue feathers are beautiful.
I snapped this shot of Bob pre-peanut snack. He was being a bit of a ham posing for the camera, I just had to draw him!