Bulking Them Up

Once you are acquainted with an animal's basic shapes and gestures, you can begin to add some form and bulk to your drawing. Even a delicate deer or a slender bird's leg has some form.

Look at where shapes on the animal over- or underlap. As with inanimate objects, the way one part goes over or under another defines the shapes and how they fit together.

Use tone, and your experience with it, to shade some of the main muscle and body shapes and how they meet.

Lauren's students use tone to shade and highlight animal muscle and body shapes.

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