Cool Animal Drawing Ideas
Doing animal sketches can be one of the most fun ways of expressing your artistic side, and I've compiled a list of drawing ideas to assist and motivate you along the way. Below are some simple animal line drawings for inspiration, as well as some suggestions to help you draw.
As always, I advise gathering as much information as possible. Find as many photographs of the animal in different postures if you are doing a live drawing. Plus, you don't have to finish the sketch in one sitting.
Break down the image into small, digestible, and basic portions which will allow you to quickly sketch and draw the main lines. Keep in mind that with many animals, the majority of the initial lines will be obscured by the fur you'll apply later. So don't sweat it if your lines need to be adjusted later on. The shading can be accomplished in a variety of ways; for example, crosshatching the darker areas helps to bring depth into the image.
If necessary, draw final details with a very sharp pencil. This can be used to highlight specific areas. It can also attract attention to aspects of the drawing that are physically small yet crucial to the drawing.