As promised, I'll be posting sketchbook work here on a regular basis. I'm taking a class called Animal construction and Creature design, instructed by the uber-dedicated, Shawn Crystal. Best of all, the entire class has gotten several free trips to Zoo-Atlanta for animal life drawing sessions. Here are some samples of my work from our zoo trips, starting with simple gesture drawings, on to structural analysis, and finally a little bit of fleshing out.
These King Vultures were drawn very quick and loose in ballpoint pen.
Bongos drawn with brush, something I'm really not used to sketching with.
These guys looked like a pair of burnt sausages laying in the sun.
The dragon posed beautifully for a good while.
The Rino is usually hard to capture, because he's usually either hiding or moving too much. On this particular trip he laid right down and posed for us.
I've been doing some life drawing on Monday nights at the Apache lounge. They have something called "Art Mondays" where they hire a model or two and charge a small cover to come in, soak up the tunes, and draw. I'll post some of that next time. Thanks for stopping by.