Sunday, March 06, 2011

Badger rough sketch

Here's a rough sketch of another animal figure for one of the two illustrations I'm working on right now.

Anthropomorphic figures are tricky--I want some sense of the animals true anatomy, rather than simply a human with an animal head.Both Shepard' and Suydam's versions of Wind and The Willows, and of course, Beatrice Potter are inspirations.

I've also been working on a little girl figure for this one. It's hard to get a nice organic pose, and I'm still struggling with drawing kids. Some day i hope it will get easier. Lately I've been spending days trying to work out these figures. Expression is particularly difficult with kids In general I've been really laboring over these two illustrations.


  1. I have been having the same problem. few days back i ran into some canned pages of a animal drawing course. it eased my struggle a little. starting from a human 'basic skeleton' just adjust the proportion of bones of the animal n question.

  2. This was way back in March 2011 it's July 2013 and drawing kids and anthropomorphic creatures have both gotten quite a bit easier, but new challenges keep coming up! And I didn't say "easy," just "easier."