Week 42 Animal Art Series: Mountain Goat and Bighorn Sheep

In order to continue my mission to draw all the time and fill up more sketchbooks in 2016, I’ve been busy working on a new theme of drawings each week. At the end of the week, it’s nice to have lots of new drawings and a full page illustration. And I’m learning how to draw so many new things this year, which is really exciting!

My theme for October is national parks wildlife, so week 42 in my animal art series features a mountain goat and bighorn sheep.

You may have sightings of these animals in the Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, Olympic, and Glacier National Parks.

Bighorn sheep are known for their ability to climb steep terrain to avoid predators. They travel in flocks and feed on grasses and shrubs throughout the year.

Mountain goats are known for living on rocky cliffs at high elevations throughout the year. They have special hooves with traction-creating inner pads to give them sure footing on steep, rocky slopes, beyond the reach of most predators.

Can’t wait to turn these sketchbook pages into fun new digital art! At the end of this month’s theme, it would be fun to use these animal drawings for a series of illustrated maps of the national parks. Or turn them into postcards.


Click here to see my Weeks 1-16 illustrations, ranging from bears to owls to whales to saltwater fish

Click here to see Weeks 17-20: Backyard Birds, Flamingos, Peacock and Macaws

Click here to see Weeks 21-25: Bugs: Neon Insects, Monarch Butterflies, Butterflies, Neon Spiders, and Moths

Click here to see Week 26: Nature is new every morning.

Click here to see Weeks 27-30: Wildflowers + Pollinators

Click here to see Weeks 31-34: Freshwater Fish

Click here to see Weeks 35-38: Backyard Wildlife

Click here to see Week 39: National Parks Wildlife

Click here to see Week 40: Elk Portrait

Click here to see Week 41: Grey Wolf

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