I met a giraffe once at drive-thru safari park. His name was Andy. He jogged right up to our rental van and availed himself of the kibble we had purchased in the gift shop. I kissed him on the cheek and he nuzzled me back affectionately. It was one of the greatest moments of my life.
I dedicate this week’s Illustration Friday entry to Andy– “stretch”. He’ll show up in the children’s book I’m illustrating, along with a few friends of his own species.
Notice, please– this week’s entry is not a cat, which may be a rare thing given the current content of my sketchbooks. I am trying to branch out into other subject matters when I’m not working on the Loupotamus book. I was sorely tempted though, to submit a little sketch I did of Vivvi stalking a toy from within her Fortress of Solitude.