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30 Animals Challenge: Days 8-14

So this challenge took a little longer than I anticipated, but I did finish (I’m going to slowly upload the results over the next few days) and I’m so glad I gave this challenge a go. Not only is it so nice to look back through the sketchbook and see so many pages filled over a relatively short space of time, but it was really fun to play with different media knowing it didn’t matter if it didn’t work out as I intended. On top of that it was so good to be able to sketch animals I wouldn’t necessarily be able to fit into my other work, and into the bargain it gave me a better understanding of animal anatomy too!

So first up, here’s days 8-14, featuring dogs, hares, hedgehogs, monkeys, hummingbirds, lizards and badgers!

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If you’d like to see the drawings from this challenge, and the most recent stuff from my sketchbook, you can check out my instagram page here: Rowena James Illustration

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30 Animals Challenge: Day 1-3

Okay, well so far so good! This is actually proving a lot easier to sit down and do than I thought it might be (which I guess is a good thing). It’s actually been really nice to just draw for fun/without any specific purpose. So here you are: squirrels, polar bears and deer!

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Day One – Squirrels. Some of them ended up a little shifty eyed, but they’re super fun animals to draw.
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Day Two – Polar Bears. I was about to start drawing these guys in biro, and then realised there was no way I could express their fluffiness in pen, so I went with pencil. Think these drawings were just an excuse to sit and look at really cute pictures of polar bears…
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Day Three – Deer. This was a really interesting drawing challenge, just for the positioning of their legs and the shapes they manage to get into.