Last month I moved to Munich to work on the movie Iron Man 3. I visited Munich for a couple days last year, and at the time I never thought I would live here! I’ve explored a bit more of the city since I’ve been here but I still have similar sentiments about it — I’m not in love with this place (and having my purse stolen with all my bankcards has nothing to do with it >____>). Munich is nice, clean, and cute with lots of pedestrian-only streets, but it lacks the artistic vibe that Berlin has. However, Munich is very beautiful with the Isar river running through it and it has an immense amount of parkland. I am feel thankful to experience living in Germany as this country is part of my family’s ancestry. The Weihnachtsmarkts (Christmas Markets) start this week, so the city is beginning to turn into a giant adorable German toy town.
The holiday shopping season officially kicks off this weekend with American Thanksgiving, so I thought it would be a good time to have a sale in my shop! I am offering 25% OFF everything. It’s a great opportunity to own one of my hand painted pieces at an affordable price > emilybee.bigcartel.com
I went to the Munich Zoo a few weeks ago to draw the animals. The last time I made a trip to the Zoo to draw was back in college, so I haven’t drawn animals in a really long time! The zoo was small but beautiful, with ‘typical’ zoo animals and a farm animal section. The weather was a bit cold and damp so I opted to draw with a black marker instead of my usual col-erase pencil because drawing on damp paper with pencil is icky.
I wrote down all the animal names in German to try to learn them. I found out that ‘Schneeziege’ (cutest name ever — it literally means ‘Snow Goat’) is a Mountain Goat. All the little German kids excitedly yelled ‘Schneeziege!!!’ when they saw it, then quickly became bored when all it did was stand around eating grass. lol
Check out more sketches below…
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