Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Just working on solidifying the gator design from my first post. It shall be used for a project in the future...

Saturday, June 2, 2007

African Wild Dog

So I was at the Bronx zoo recently and finally got to see the new (new to me!) African wild dog exhibit. I must say, it is a great addition to the zoo. When I first walked in, there was a little boy playing with one of them through the glass. It was pretty ridiculous: the boy would charge at the window and the dog would fake back and lunge while the boy laughed in excitement. It was like any domestic dog playing with a child... except for the fact that it is a completely wild pack hunter... Needless to say, it was great to have a large group of social pack animals to draw: if you are in the middle of a quick pose and the subject moves, then there is more than likely another one within the pack doing something very similar for you to pick up from! Gave a shot at a design:

edit: so after getting some feedback, being tired of drawing like me and being super inspired by one Martin Wittig, I decided to try doing a design in his style. I enjoyed doing this, because I had to approach the process of drawing in a more sculptural manner, almost carving into the thicker rough. Doesn't give any justice to Martins' style, but I tried... and it certainly gives me greater appreciation for how GOOD Martin is!