Bearscaricature

Adult Polar Bear Sketches

On the adult, exaggerate the large torso and massive arms. By keeping legs short, you accentuate size of body. The use of heavy jowls works nicely on bears. For a silly effect, leave out the chin on your character. For cuteness in small bears keep the body short and dumpy, the forehead high, eyes low, cheek and stomach full, and the mouth short and small. For the comic types, I hove used two extremes. In one sketch, the main moss is carried in the lower area, while in the other, it is carried...

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Quick Sketch Animal Drawings

Remember the three body breaks note bear below. Build on your outer forms when you start, and follow through on the line of action as below, from the rear leg to front leg. On these quick sketches, note how forms follow through. Remember the three body breaks note bear below. Build on your outer forms when you start, and follow through on the line of action as below, from the rear leg to front leg. On these quick sketches, note how forms follow through. For standing positions, think of the...

The Use Of Line

Drawings Thore

Note heavy lines in these examples. Basically thore aro two kinds of line a straight line, and a curved line of varying degree. Primarily we use lino to build form and solids and to create movement. Here are some basic lines used to build forms and solids. An example of Fig. 1 is the cat. Note heavy lines in these examples. In this step, note how the stomach line opposes the leg line. Opposition is always good because it is a part of good composition. Work...

Animal Figure Drawing Related Background

Throw Action Drawing

For rhythm and sweep in your drawings always establish a line of action. Some of the accepted lines are these. The neck and tail are excellent for establishing this flow either can be used in different ways. In these two poses, both are part of the line of action. In this case the tail is used as an accent. Note leg leading into line of action. Basically the line of action is the flow of o graceful line. Accents ore good, for they relieve the sameness of flow of action like a touch of red on on...

Brush Technique

Skull Column Brush

Brush and ink is an excellent mediurn for drawing animols. Since the fur textures of animals vary, your brush technique will vary olso. To show the high sheen of a race horse, for example, I keep my brush stroke thin, close together, ond even, leaving open areas to suggest high lights. Shagginess, which is a characteristic of some camcis, dogs, etc., may be conveyed by a dry-brush style. This is obtained by thinning out your brush on scratch paper after you have dipped it in ink. The desire...

Tips On Drawing Animals

Simplified Skeleton Drawing

Bears have a tendency to be pigeon-toed. The paws of the cat family spread out slightly. Most hoofed animals are slightly knock-kneed more so when they're young. Always indicate skeleton bones,- these will hold the sketch together. Once you are familiar with the relotive size of the various bones, drawing becomes eosier It is well to divido the body into three port foroquorters, belly, and rear quarters. Sinco this is a natural division, I aid in achioving proper proportion. Draw in dorsal...

Action Analysisanimation

Animals Action Drawings

Fool weight, stress and strain, action and reaction. Arcs are Important in animation. There is always a pivot point, but even that pivot point is movable, as below. , Fool weight, stress and strain, action and reaction. Arcs are Important in animation. There is always a pivot point, but even that pivot point is movable, as below. , The use of reverse action is good proctice. Note the bunching up and elongating of forms, as in a rabbit taking off. Overlapping action is another important factor...

Muscle Action

Animal Anatomy Muscles Drawing

When the horse pushes off with his forefeet, not only do the legs stretch out, but the whole forequorter section as well. The neck becomes longer, with a lot of tension on the under muscles connecting to his head. Always think of the elasticity of cm Even the rib cage is pliable for sq gt h and elongation. Always think of the elasticity of cm Even the rib cage is pliable for sq gt h and elongation. Tendons also play an important par . Tendons also play an important par . There are points to...