Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Cats and Dogs

Lots of sketching in my little books in the last week or so. I've finally tackled the second assignment from Roz Stendahl's class in Sketchbook Skool - live animals. 

A lot learned:
  1. Cats and dogs move a lot, even when you think they are asleep
  2. A fluffy long-haired cat is particularly difficult to draw. He really is not that fat! - I will try with water-soluble pencils next time and see what happens
  3. I like colourful backgrounds
  4. The more you practise, the better you get
  5. Negative space and plumb lines are very useful tools when you're trying to map a drawing
  6. It's so satisfying when you finally manage to draw a likeness that it makes it all worth it
  7. You don't need that much time - 15-20 minutes, which is just as well, because by then, your subject will have moved on to another bed!

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