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! 😉 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?