Bison are one of my favorite animals to sketch.
Northern flickers can look quite drab, but when they flare their tail or wings, they have bright flashes of orange. When we first arrived the aspen hadn't leafed out yet. The bare branches gave us lots of opportunity to watch two pairs of flickers deciding just where their territorial boundaries were going to be.
This is one of my favorite sketches from the trip. Its wildlife is simple -- a chipmunk -- but it comes from a spot where we frequently listen for birds in the early morning, or use as a lunch spot. One of my big reasons for keeping a sketchbook is capturing the memories.
Sandhill cranes are such elegant birds.
And here is one of my favorite subjects: an aspen trunk scarred when a bear climbed the tree years ago.
This is just a peek at what I've been up too. I also brought home a lot of unfinished sketches and the raw material for some blog posts.