Category Archives: Urban Fauna

Sketch of a Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros by husdant
Rhinoceros, a sketch by husdant.

8B pencil

Sketched at the San Diego Zoo

I believe this would be the greater one-horned rhino. I would have gladly spent the day sketching this magnificent animal.



More sketches of cattle at lunch time.

Belted Galloway Cattle

Belted Galloways

Late Summer Cattle

Late summer

More Urban Cattle

I stopped and did a quick sketch of urban cattle in their summer field. Like me, they were in no rush to get to work.

Friday Morning

Ankole cattle near my office.

More sketches of these brutes here.

Urban Fauna

When you live in a small city/college town there are opportunities to sketch animals. The an kole (with the enormous horns) grazes in a pasture adjacent to an office complex. The owls live at a nature center that has an interesting collection of rescued raptors.

An Kole

An exotic breed from africa--I did not make up the horns; if anything they're bigger than I drew them.

ankole 2

Ankole with calf

two owls

Rescued owls that live at the nature center
great horned owls

Two owls (I sketched one twice)

snapping turtle

Urban Bison

Bison a sketch by husdant on Flickr.

Some quick sketches of bison I made on my lunch break. It was too nice a day not to go outside.

I’m counting this one as an urban sketch because these bison live at an office park on the edge of town. Close enough.