Friday, 29 July 2016

the orphaned sloth

Watching a TV programme on a rescued baby sloth yesterday. I did a couple of pen and ink doodles inspired by its plight.


'How's the orphan doing?'



'Creature on her shoulder,'

The programme was about rescuing baby animals.  One rescued animal was a sloth who also had pneumonia and so it was a bit of a battle to try and help him.  He had to have an inhaler, medication for his infection, and the dedicated care of one person, who kept him with her all the time, clinging to her body. 

It was touch and go for a while.  I will have to tune in again today to see if he made it.

Update: the orphaned sloth got the all clear from the vet.  After some time in the sanctuary, the rescue workers hope to release him back into the wild.  They named him, Modoc.

You can volunteer to work in wildlife sanctuaries in Costa Rica:-

wildlife sanctuary

Bye for now.  Have a great weekend.



15 comments:

sirkkis said...

These your doodles are masterpieces, June. You've captured the program you told so magically.
Happy PPF 😃

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful work, and glad to hear that the litlle one made it. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Linda Kunsman said...

Your pen and ink pieces are fabulous! I love animals so and thought I would work with them as a living. But I'd have TOO hard a time letting them go. Happy PPF!

SLScheibe said...

So cute! Both of the sketches! I love the second one especially. It's just adorable :)

Fuzzie Fingers said...

I wish my doodles turned out like that. I call them works of art. I'm so glad it hear it turned out well for the little sloth.

Clare Lloyd said...

Gorgeous art

denthe said...

I really like all the lines and scribbles through your sketches. Makes them very interesting and unique!

Fran said...

Great combination of drawing and color.

NatashaMay said...

Love your style. It's raw with a hint o color for contrast. Gorgeous!

Jackie P Neal said...

What wonderful inspiration for your beautiful art June!! and such a cute little Sloth! xo

Ileana said...

Beautiful ink work. I, too, have fallen in love with this medium lately...although my true love is colored pencil.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

those are lovely pieces :) sloths are such neat animals. glad the little one on the show made it

Giggles said...

ooohh June these are sooo cute...I love them... I think the sloth is my spirit animal... I love them! You did such a good job with these illustrations...this story would make a great childs book. Maybe inspire children to volunteer with wild life!!

Hugs Giggles

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

So happy the sloth made it. Your art shows so much emotion. I can tell the program effected you. Have a great Sunday.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wonderful pieces! I love your special style! Great!