Animal Sketches

I challenged myself recently to learn to draw different animals.

I started with collage paper scraps as hats in different shapes to keep it fun:

It helped me to start with animals that I was familiar from my imagination like the pig, cat and dog.

When I started with the gorilla, I used a real image online as inspiration.

I used pencil so I could erase if needed and I erased A LOT!

When I got frustrated, I drew a face of a girl! πŸ˜‰ It took me several nights to complete.

It helped me to remember to use basic shapes like the circles in my rabbit’s face below:

I think my animal sketches have character! Do you have a favorite?

Happy sketching!

Cheers! πŸ™‚

26 responses to “Animal Sketches

  1. Your sketches are awesome. My favourite is Koala Bear 🌝

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  2. These are just too cute!! So imaginative! Hard to choose a favorite.

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  3. My favorite is the bird–I love her jaunty hat.

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  4. They are all wonderful Jill! And once again I say so creative! My favorite is the bird followed closely by the pig who looks quite sassy!

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  5. Rabbit! He has great character and an air of mischievous-ness.

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  6. These are so cute, and so much fun. I love them all!

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  7. The rabbit was the one I was immediately drawn to…great project! (K)

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  8. They are all so cute!!
    My favs are the dog and koala bear. πŸΆπŸ’—πŸ¨πŸ˜Š
    Great job, Jill! πŸ‘πŸ’š

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    Hello Jill,
    I love how you describe the way you worked through these animal drawings! I often feel the same way! It is good to stick to a project and to walk through the difficult stages too. Your drawings are all very good and lovely! I think my favorite one is the little mouse (too cute!) followed by the bird! And all the hats are fantastic!
    I am still working on my collage persons, slowly and in small time lapses! I experienced lots of frustrating moments too and at the same time I am glad I stick to it. I only read a few mails every day to have more time for my art. Hopefully I’ll post my collages on fb and ig one of these days!
    So many exciting classes and so little time! I think I should take a break from all these classes next year and finish some of the old ones; but who can resist? …. and the new Anita Lehmann class is already lurking!
    P.S.: Writing and illustrating a children’s book is a fantastic thing! I love children’s books and collect them!
    Have a nice week with lots of creative time!

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    • Thank you so much Suzanne for your kind comments. β€οΈπŸ’—πŸ­πŸ¦πŸŽ© I look forward to seeing your artwork from this class. I have decided not to take Anita’s class and work on this one and some others I am doing. It is hard to get it all done but I decided not to worry about it and just enjoy the process! 😘 Hugs! πŸ’•


  10. These animals are smile bringers for sure! Love your style, Jill! It always makes me so happy! πŸ˜πŸ˜ƒ

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  11. LOVVVE these!!! Of course I LOVE the bird best! πŸ™‚ ❀

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  12. The pig in the purple hat and pearls is positively perfect!!

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