Sketch by Sarah Sullivan of a child waving at people riding the Skyfari at the San Diego Zoo


I was sketching at the San Diego Zoo today and this scene brought back good memories.

My kids used to love waving from the Skyfari, or tram ride. So I relished the enthusiasm of this small child as she waved at the people passing above her. I also got a kick out of her tired parents who seemed to be glad to sit a few minutes.

The Skyfari cars are blue and were much smaller compared to the child, but I think the way I sketched it here conveys the child’s excitement at getting to wave to each car.

This is a small 9 X 9-inch gouache and pastel sketch on black paper.

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3 Responses to Skyfari!

  1. AANGEE says:

    I love it! There is one at the Oakland zoo too that this reminds me of:)

    Sent from my iPhone


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  2. Sheila greer says:

    This is a grand success, Sarah! Love the lines and motion you imbued! So much feeling!

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