Gesture drawings Day 3

Daily Art 10-04-17 gesture studies of animals

Today I started drawing my animal gesture studies with a wooden 2B drawing pencil (left page) to see how it compared to mechanical pencil with 2B lead (right page) that I’ve been using. I like them both, but have a mild preference for the wooden pencil.

I’d also like to try the sticks of graphite and charcoal that I have in my stash of art supplies. I have a feeling that I’ll want to work larger with those.

I haven’t figured out how to do the line of action for an animal that’s standing still, facing the camera. Perhaps I’m overthinking it and it’s just a straight vertical line…

When the photo reference or the sketch in the upper right appeared on the screen I had to laugh — it was an adorable Havanese dog flying through the air. What a great photo!

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