Thursday, December 27, 2012

How to Draw a Cheetah

With its sleek, streamlined body, and long, muscular limbs, the cheetah is built for speed. Capable of running at an incredible 70 mph, the cheetah is faster than the rest of the big cats, or any other land mammal. As you draw, try to bring out the power and grace of this beautiful feline.

 The key to drawing anything is to break it down into basic shapes. If you can draw circles and ovals, you can draw a cheetah.  Don't be discouraged if your first attempt doesn't turn out exactly like the picture. Practice makes perfect, so let's begin!

Click the image below to view the step-by-step cheetah drawing tutorial.

Don’t give up if your first drawings aren’t perfect. Art is not something that can be learned overnight. Drawing is a skill that must be practiced and supplemented through observation, so keep a sketchbook, and take it with you everywhere. Look around you, draw what you see.  Visit the zoo and sketch animals. Sketch people at the mall. The more you draw, the better you’ll get. Good luck!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Festive Fox

Happy Holidays!  Here’s Santa Frostbite to celebrate the season! (Frostbite says “Bah, Humbug!” ^o^;;) Felt bad about not having any time to do a proper Xmas pic, so I did the next best thing and painted a Santa hat on Frostbite.

An illuminated panel from The Last of the Polar Bears page 31.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Alive by a Hare

The arctic hare puts some distance between himself and his would be dinner companions. No bunny on the menu tonight, hopefully!

An illuminated panel from The Last of the Polar Bears pg 29. See the full page here.