A few studies after Claire Wendling and one after J.A.W. Cooper. According to an interview, Claire Wendling doesn't draw straight from reference, rather looks at reference for 20 minutes and then draws from memory, which makes her style really hard to copy as she's clearly drawing what she sees in her head without much of rough sketching first. J.A.W. Cooper however, at least in this particular sketch, had a layer of rough basic shapes first which made it a lot easier to emulate.
Hello everyone! A year ago I was looking timed videos of animals to draw from and could only find a handful of them. I was hoping someone would make more, but then I realised I have thousands of animal photos on my hard drive waiting to be used as drawing reference, so I decided to make that sort of videos myself. Though I created the videos for my own selfish needs, I thought someone else could find them useful as well so I created a YouTube channel where I’m posting those videos twice a week. I’m guessing some of you might like this kind of videos as well so I thought I’d share the link here! https://www.youtube.com/@AnimalDrawingReferences The channel is so new and small still that I’m not really getting anything out of it, I just genuinely think is a good place to practice animal drawing for those who are interested! :3 All the photos are taken by myself so none of them have been seen online before. Also would be cool to see your drawings if you decide to draw along the videos! If you have any other good sources of animal drawing references feel free to share the links here!
My attempts on the tracing. The shadows and light direction method was super hard, it was really difficult to figure out which lines should be darker and which ones not.. But after watching the demo I was glad to see it wasn't so easy even for Stan.. <:D
Some monkey and ape studies, definitely wanna make more of these and try the memory sketching as well. With some poses I had to stop the video just to understand what was going on with the limbs, but other than kept the videos playing several times over and tried to catch the movement. Also my pen started to dry up at some point which made me go over same lines a few too many times in a not good way..
I went with a horse. First did some studies from photos, then tried without reference to find some sort of character. But wasn't quite satisfied with that so got inspired by T.S. Sullivant's horses, and wanted to try exaggerating some of the features and give it also a bit of an attitude. I'm quite happy how it turned out. :3