Thursday, February 16, 2017

Studying the Black Bear

Having had some trouble capturing the likeness of a bear on a previous trip to Call of the Wild in Gaylord, Michigan, I returned, intent on spending an entire hour-long session working only on the bear.

I needed to study it slowly, carefully, and see how it came together physically that made it not look like a dog or a pig or a cat or a toy.

I took only a few black pens.  I wanted to focus on shape and observation.  No color today.

You can see the notes I made on the drawings, talking to myself, noticing what I was noticing and what I struggled with.  I'll review these in the future, when I go back to draw bears again!

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