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Drawing animals

15 Aug

In roughly 50 minutes I made three sketches, based on illustrations in the book The Art of Drawing Animals by Ken Hultgren. I started with the skeleton of a horse, constructed using the instructions in the book. It was done in carpenter’s pencil.

Horse skeleton, part 3

Not particularly impressed by the result, I tried some sketches of a tired horse.

Horse, part 1

That didn’t really jazz, so I tried some other animals.

Animals, part 1

It was somewhat better, but not by much. This technique of drawing by construction is just too new for me. I have to take the time to get comfortable with it. Until now, I’ve more drawn from observation.

That is all.