Nov 13, 2008

more animals! and sketchbook stuff!

The next batch!
In the CAT category...
a lynx! At least, that's how he started out. I was encouraged to try to break free of my own conventions, but this looks kinda like maybe one of my cats had a baby with one of Michel Gagne's rabbits.

And in the DINOSAUR category...
Pachycephalosaurus! With a Tootsie Pop! This is pretty much Rachel-style all the way... though I did really like the way the shapes on his head/neck/spikes ended up flowing together.

For the FOREST ANIMAL category...

badger badger badger badger
I felt the most successful in breaking out of my regular approach with this. I had a vague idea of a posture/shape I wanted to fit the badger into and started with that. Though my original mental image way way more heroic and epic than this goofy fella. :)

Halloween sketching on campus. The sketchy dudes in the upper left were riding unicycles with carved pumpkins over their heads.

Church. I was advised to draw more environments instead of all characters in my sketchbook, so I tried it out. Too bad I got that suggestion right as it's starting to get hard to draw outside.

These were doodle pages showing my original direction for the CAT assignment, which is saturated in Rachel's Normal Approach. I wanted to do Pallas' Cat, because that thing is made of FUN shapes and I had a blast drawing it the last time I went to the zoo. I also explored lynx in my style as well - wanted to play up their big paws, thick legs, and big ol' noses. :)

The end.


Jake Wyatt said...

Righteous. I love the badgers at the bottom.

Anthony Holden said...

That Badger's nose is awesome!

Chelsea Stebar said...

That page on cats is totally awesome. Especially the muscle one. Tarzan has that effect on me as well. lol

And your lynx character definitely broke out of your style successfully. Its teeth are fantastic.

Also, bravo on capturing those unicycle gestures so well. Those guys don't hold still for a second.

M.R. Weaver said...

Yay fun times sketching unwary folk in costume!