Animal attempts

by Toxin, November 14th 2018 © 2018 Toxin

I have no idea what i am doing while drawing.

Sanne - Site moderator

Hi Toxin!

I can recognize these animals and their poses, so I think you did a good job for someone who has no idea what they're doing. :)

My one suggestion for you is to try and move away from the scritchy scratchy style of drawing. Many of the lines here can be removed to leave only a couple of lines. Long strokes of the pen from the elbow or shoulder go a long way in creating confident lines.

Ask yourself: can you draw certain shapes of these animals by only using one line? I was asked the same question and my answer was yes! I turned this:

Into this:

Can you see the differences between these two sessions and how I reduced the number of lines I used? It made a huge difference to the final sketches and forced me to think more carefully about the shapes I saw. You might benefit from applying this technique yourself!


Thank you , I will give it a shot.


Well, I am not a professional by no means either, but it looks like you are breaking down to relevant shapes to make your images, which is a really good start. Just keep practicing and you will get there!