Sample Project: Teacher's Pets

Sample Project: Teacher's Pets - student project

Creating an Inspiration Board
For this class, I chose a bat. You can find my inspiration board here.

Drawing Exercise I: Skeleton Basics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Drawing Exercise II: Animal-Inspired Skeletons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Drawing Exercise III: Movement Basics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Drawing Exercise IV: Animal-Inspired Movement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Drawing Exercise V: Animal-Inspired Characteristics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Putting It All Together & Adding Details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Final Drawing: Pencil Only
I used Derwent Graphic soft lead graphite drawing pencils (B & 2B) on natural white, acid free Hahnemühle sketching/drawing paper with a slightly toothy texture (140 grams/ or approx. 86 lbs).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Final Drawing: Digitally Enhanced
I scanned my pencil drawing in color at 300 dpi, and opened it in Photoshop Elements.
I cleaned it up and enhanced it by playing around with things like levels, contrast, the clone stamp tool and brush tool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Extra Character I: Digitally Enhanced
I created two other bat-inspired characters from the same set of sketches.
Check out my bonus videos (Extra Character Demo I & II) to learn more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Extra Character II: Digitally Enhanced

 

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