Such a neat subject, June. Thank you. That Chinese art piece reminds me I have to try some in color with Chinese brush. Your mommy and baby monkeys are perfect. The mother has such a soft and contented look to her.
Janet, your first monkey looks very oriental in setting.
I have one old one from a couple of months ago.
Here are two apes, from Rise of the Planet of the apes trailer, I did this weekend.
This was a very mangled piece of watercolor sky and I overpainted it with Stabilo Woody 3 in 1 first, then Caran D'ache Neocolor II, and then for the background, some cheap powdery Michael's pan watercolor.
Charcoal and 2B graphite stick