Rendez Zoo



Illustrations for Rendez Zoo

Last Saturday, the Phoenix Zoo held it’s Second Annual Rendez Zoo. By supporting the event you help sustain the Zoo’s conservation efforts, contribute to the care of the animals, and assure the Zoo will continue offering educational programs.

Now, what’s more fitting than a Zoo, wild animals and a children’s illustrator work? Nothing. So when I was approached to donate some artwork for the Silent Auction, I immediately said yes.

The challenge was to paint animals that I haven’t painted before – except for the elephant. It’s interesting that 4 out of the 5 animals I picked have lots of gray. I’m starting to fall in love with gray again. So here they are in the order they were painted:

  • Rhino Wrinkles
  • Lemur Love
  • Tiger Teeth
  • Orangutan Outburst
  • Elephant Entourage
  • Which one is my favorite? The orangutan. Second Favorite? The elephant. Something about the emotion on those pieces is completely opposite and attracts me so very much. Both quiet but completely different. And I got to add a bit of cultural flavor on the elephant illustration. Overall feeling with this project, pleased.

    You can learn more about Rendez Zoo and the Phoenix Zoo here.

    Rhino Wrinkles for Rendez Zoo

    Lemur Love for Rendez Zoo

    Tiger Teeth for Rendez Zoo

    Orangutan Outburst for Rendez Zoo

    Elephant Entourage for Rendez Zoo

    6 comments


    • Son todos una ricura… no sé cuál me gusta más!

      October 20, 2011
      • Ay! Gracias, Guiomar! Ese es el mejor halago. Muchos saludos hasta alla! :)

        October 20, 2011
    • wow they are gorgeous! Is that acrylics? love the expressions on the lemurs, but I think my favourite is the wrinkly Rhino :)

      October 20, 2011
      • Hi Kim! Yes, it’s acrylics. Glad you like them. It’s really interesting to see how every person has a different favorite :)

        October 20, 2011
    • Ni

      I love love your art works. They are amazing! I love their textures, and color combinations. You did a great job designing each one of them. Bravo to you!!!!!

      October 20, 2011
      • Glad you like them and thanks for your kind words :)

        October 21, 2011

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