I realized that most of the ‘action’ I see everyday is people walking their dogs. This happens regularly, all day long, outside my studio window. I also realize that most dogs I draw look like rats. So I better get down to some study if I want non-rats.
Study has been a tough thing for me to do just now, with the scattered focus I seem to have. But mini-studies are possible. Like this little bit I did yesterday. I’m going with posting it here 1) in the spirit of recording all of it 2) with the belief that I will see progress in small increments even with mini-studies.
What’s amazing about the internet is that there’s a wealth of information to use if you look it up. The bits I’ve learnt at so far: it’s easiest to look at wolves to understand a ‘generalized’ dog, since dog breeding has created all sorts of strangely proportioned and shaped versions of wolves.
And , I had never thought much about how dogs walk, so I was surprised to learn that a trot is not just a faster version of a walk.( If you’re an animator, or just know more about animals than I do you’re probably going ‘duh!’ but yeah, that was new to me)
Just because i did dog studies doesn’t mean you got spared my everyday sketches. Here, as part of my #sketchandrepeat is a kid at mealtime, predictably, with a book.
Happy Saturday. Be Well, Stay Home, Flatten the Curve!