Finally done with this drawing. It took so much longer than Stan said it would, especially because I was checking my proportions with the reference at every stage. Speed was my biggest struggle with this, how often should we check our work against the reference
Here are my Master Studies from Shiyoon Kim, Glen Keane, Stephen Destephano and Steve Lowtwait. I struggled to replicate the confidence seen in the master's strokes because I was also making sure the drawing matched the original work. I know Stan said it is not supposed to be a direct copy, but I find it hard to strike that balance. All critiques are welcome!
Thought I'd like to draw some kind of Seahorse and figured it might be interesting to draw a SeaCalf instead. So had a look at some photos of Seahorses (and Sea Dragons which apparently are different) and decided to make a few sketches of the different types to get an idea of which features I liked and what I could use. Also found some refs for calves and did a bit of a study, also looking for poses that I thought could be good to use as inspiration for the imaginative sketch. The final sketch to be fair doesn't look much different from a Seahorse, lol, so gonna give it another go and try to make it more Cow like. Was fun to do anyways