Illustration Friday: Meerkats Swell!

Meerkats Swell, watercolor and watercolor pencil.

Swell is the word for this weeks Illustration Friday. Believe it or not, these Meerkats were swelling up and touching each other! They also touched me as I truly enjoyed sketching and painting them, while with my illustrator’s group, at the Lincoln Park Zoo last Sunday.

About Michelle Kogan Art, Illustration, & Writing

Michelle Kogan is an artist, illustrator, instructor, and writer, creating colorful allegorical figure, flora and fauna paintings and children's illustrations, which have a sensitivity to endangered species, and the environment. She is an art instructor at the Evanston Art Center and offers Plein Air Painting Workshops at nature venues in the Chicago area including the Lincoln Park Conservatory, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Lurie Gardens at Millennium Park. Visit her online Etsy Shop at: and her website:
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2 Responses to Illustration Friday: Meerkats Swell!

  1. terrific colors and technique! very cool!

  2. Thanks, they are definitely cool to paint and watch!

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