Sketching animal faces: fox

There are elements from today's animal sketch of a fox face that I like, but there are definitely some areas that I'm unhappy with. The shapes of the nose and mouth area are off, and the eyes are too heavy. I can see that those are the areas I fussed with the most and they… Continue reading Sketching animal faces: fox

Sketching animal faces: cow

Reference image from PixabayWhat is it about cows that are so delightful to draw or paint? I think it's the chunky features, and those ears. Something about the way the ears come off the side of the head like that…I also really like the way shadows fall on them, being outdoors in the sun and… Continue reading Sketching animal faces: cow

Sketching animal faces: bunny

For today's animal face sketch I chose a bunny because I wanted to practice their large ears and eye shape that's very different from a cat or dog. Plus they're just adorable. Reference image from Pixabay I approached suggesting fur and shadow in the same way as yesterday's cat, but it wasn't quite working as… Continue reading Sketching animal faces: bunny

Sketching animal faces: cat

I had a lot more success with today's sketch — both in the time it took and how it looks. I like the looseness of it and as I sketched I imagined what it might be like to paint in the fur.Reference image from PixabayThis grey toned sketchbook paper is nice for these studies because… Continue reading Sketching animal faces: cat

Sketching animal faces: dog

This week, in addition to my focused practice of 3-value studies, I'm doing daily animal face sketches to work proportions. First up is a weimaraner dog: My original intent was to make this a quick and casual sketch using the dot-to-line contour approach, but it ended up a way longer study. The eye on the… Continue reading Sketching animal faces: dog