Go out and draw the chickens, ducks, cows, goats, pigs, donkeys, horses, ponies—and don't forget all the babies. Drawing domestic animals is a great way to practice drawing animals in relation to each other. When you draw more than one of the same animal, you begin to discover how the animal moves according to its particular anatomy, and how to render different positions convincingly. With time, a certain arch of the neck or turn of the ear can become second-nature to your drawing hand.
Draw animals in groups to discover how their shape and gesture resonates when there's more than one. How do animal groups inform your drawing's composition? What about putting animals into your landscape? Think about the positive and negative space relationship when drawing animals in groups.
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