I need to sketch 100 animalsPosted: March 31, 2017
Last week our Urban Sketchers Montreal group met at the Redpath Museum, and I thought I’d try out my people sketching technique (Payne’s Grey watercolour and brush in a small sketchbook) on some taxidermy animals. This was a lot harder than I thought it would be even though these guys move a LOT less than the people in Tim Hortons. There are some parts of these creature that you just have to get right, otherwise it can look really wrong. Like where the eyes are on the wolf, or the shape of the head on the polar bear.
Or the length and angle of the neck of the caribou…
It left me thinking that drawing people was actually easier than I thought. Or else that maybe I needed to sketch 100 stuffed animals some time.
Anyway, this week I went back to sketching people again, at school and in cafés. It was kind of a relief to get back to noses and skin instead of snouts and fur.