Thursday, 27 June 2013

Update yo!

It's been a little while since I've blogged anything cause I have been stuck in a bit of a drawing rut. AND THEN I fractured my elbow when I fell off my longboard like a chump! So the last 2 weeks Ive been catching up on TV and being bored outta my mind! Luckily, it wasnt my drawing arm I injured, and I was able to sketch some.

I downloaded a trail version of Sketchbook Pro, which I've quite enjoyed and might make the switch to that program instead. What do you guys think of it?

To get drawing again, I just wanted to bust out a bunch of sketches around a theme, so I used animals. I really recommend this if you ever feel like I did/do. Drawing 26 things isn't too big a feat but it's enough to clear those sketching and designing cobwebs!


 After sketching for the A-Z of animals, I went on my first big day out alone, in a sling to London Zoo and it had completely freed me up from the last time I'd been there. 

It has also been a lovely warm up to an animal drawing workshop I will be taking in Paris next week with the legendary animal artist and teacher, Joe Weatherly. I can't wait to compare these sketches with the sketches on my final day learning with Joe. 

I find it so difficult to get character into my animal sketches like I do when I draw people. If you have any tips or resources that might help, please comment and let me know! 

Llamas and Alpacas
 Hunting Dog


  1. these sketches are just gorgeous. I love the variety of shapes. Glad you're back to blogging.

  2. Fantastic post, some really great drawings! I'm really inspired to do this exercise, definitely going to give it a go. I really need to work at getting more personality in my animal drawings, sounds like that class is going to be ace! Enjoy :)

  3. Lovely drawings Gillian, I didn't know you boarded. I don't yet, but been meaning to. Mid life crisis and all that.

  4. Gorgeous! I think the alligator is my fav :)


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