Woodland Wonders

Woodland Wonders - student project

I wanted to have a go at drawing animals in a stylized way, not so literal. 

A little while ago I rescued a fox that had been hit by a car. It was wandering aimlessly in and out of the traffic and I was worried it would either get hit again or cause an accident. The RSPCA came and collected him and he made a full recovery (I'm presuming it was a male fox of course. I didn't get that up close and personal with it). 

I started with some sketchbook drawings. Using different photo references I drew several poses, simplifying the fox anatomy into basic shapes. 

Woodland Wonders - image 1 - student project

 

Woodland Wonders - image 2 - student project

Using the Adobe textile app makes it so much easier to create a repeat pattern in Photoshop. The preview panel is a dream. No more back and forth to another file to check your edits. 

Thank you, Mel, your class was easy to follow and very informative. I enjoyed the process so much I couldn't stop at just one. 

Woodland Wonders - image 3 - student project

Rachel Lucette Adams
Freelance Illustrator and Designer
Teacher