Fun brackets

I absolutely love how story elements are skillfully woven into every detail of Disney's Animal Kingdom. Today I managed to spend about an hour sketching the carved brackets on the buildings in the centre courtyard area. Each bracket and brace is of a stylized animal or bird and there are dozens on the buildings, each unique and brilliant in their execution. Here's three of the many sketches I made today. As I sketched what I saw I was inspired with just as many new ideas of things I wanted to create in the future. I find that when I simply record with a camera I am only capturing what I see for future reference. When I slow down enough to draw the same ideas by hand I have time to think of new and exciting ideas, sparked by what I see.

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