Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Drawing animals...



This is a case of cartooning -- looking for simple geometric shapes and creating action lines or dynamic lines in the composition. I don't have a grizzly bear at home nor do I live near a zoo, so I looked at photos and then put them away. What I did was to capture the impression of shapes on the page. It looks like a bear, but it's not really a 100% accurate representation. I tell myself not to get too precious, don't love one version too much because lightning doesn't strike twice but also because for this kind of sketching over-rendering can kill it.

The one below was drawn with Stabilo pen 88 (.4mm nib) and Stabilo pen 68 (broader bullet shape nib).

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