Thursday, 27 June 2013

Update yo!

It's been a little while since I've blogged anything cause I have been stuck in a bit of a drawing rut. AND THEN I fractured my elbow when I fell off my longboard like a chump! So the last 2 weeks Ive been catching up on TV and being bored outta my mind! Luckily, it wasnt my drawing arm I injured, and I was able to sketch some.

I downloaded a trail version of Sketchbook Pro, which I've quite enjoyed and might make the switch to that program instead. What do you guys think of it?

To get drawing again, I just wanted to bust out a bunch of sketches around a theme, so I used animals. I really recommend this if you ever feel like I did/do. Drawing 26 things isn't too big a feat but it's enough to clear those sketching and designing cobwebs!


 After sketching for the A-Z of animals, I went on my first big day out alone, in a sling to London Zoo and it had completely freed me up from the last time I'd been there. 

It has also been a lovely warm up to an animal drawing workshop I will be taking in Paris next week with the legendary animal artist and teacher, Joe Weatherly. I can't wait to compare these sketches with the sketches on my final day learning with Joe. 

I find it so difficult to get character into my animal sketches like I do when I draw people. If you have any tips or resources that might help, please comment and let me know! 

Llamas and Alpacas
 Hunting Dog