feline practice

by Joshrichter91, May 6th 2021 © 2021 Joshrichter91

Done as part of a 30 minute class.

My current goal is: Improve at correctly capturing the overall proportions of animals


Hello Josh,

That looks very nice already!

Some tips:

It looks like you make lines made up of very small, strokes, try to make your strokes longer. You could use charcoal to do this easily. This will make your drawing less 'perfect' looking, but you can focus of aliveness and movement. SO: make longer lines. And try bigger drawings, for example one drawing on 1 a4.

Good luck! You're already really good.

Greetings, L.


Hi joshrichter91,

I think you need to upload a clearer picture as this is really hard to see, except the two poses at the bottom.

Polyvios Animations

Great work on those felnes, joshrichter91.

I've got one small criticism: I love the quick drawings, but I'm not getting enough stronger C-curves in your ruff sketches of animals. Would you kindly free up your straights and curves, with 35 minutes of 29 second ruff doodles?? (2100/29=72, about)

The reason why you could and should do this is because, it can be helpful to your animal proportions, if you would make them less stiffer, and all the more dynamic, vital, and energetic.

My hat's off to you,

Polyvios A.


thank you so much for the feed back. sorry for the late responce, I have been away from drawing for a while. I have had similar critizism from other people and I think all of you are right. this is a great suggestion on 30 sec poses snd i will try it thanks.

Halan Lore

It's very difficult to see your sketches so I can only see the two cats near the bottom. I think you're capturing the form well on those, but there isn't great gesture it seems. I guess I'm saying the forms seem static? Which if they're static in the reference is fine but might not be your goal.


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