Traditional Drawings

Cups and Bowls Preliminary Drawing
Cups and Bowls Preliminary Drawing

I used this foundation plan along with the first floor plan to set up the interior accurately.

Gator Skull
Gator Skull
Dinosaurs Preliminary
Dinosaurs Preliminary
Saddle
Saddle

          Most of the comments I made about my paintings apply to my drawings as well.  I've been drawing just as long as I've been painting as I believe the two go hand in hand. In fact, you may notice that a couple of the drawings here are actaully preliminaries for some of the paintings above.

          The media shown here include graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, and India Ink.

               

Zoo and Aquarium Life Drawing Series

Lizard
Lizard
Vulture
Vulture
Elephant
Elephant
Insects
Insects
Tortoise
Tortoise
Snakes
Snakes
Moth
Moth
Pheasant
Pheasant
Catfish
Catfish
BottomFeeders
BottomFeeders
BN_Aquarium
BN_Aquarium
Butterfly Fish
Butterfly Fish
Arctic Fox
Arctic Fox

I used this foundation plan along with the first floor plan to set up the interior accurately.

Porcupine
Porcupine
Caimen
Caimen
Turtle
Turtle
Lion
Lion
Ostrich
Ostrich
Giraffe
Giraffe
Eel
Eel
Anemone
Anemone
Lionfish
Lionfish
Frog
Frog

        First off, I apologize for the not-so-great documentation quality of these images. At the moment I don't have access to the originals, but I intend to redocument them sometime in the future.

        Anyway, a couple friends and I decided to do a series of animal life drawings and sketches. We took several trips to the Baltimore Zoo and Baltimore Aquarium, sitting or standing with our sketchbooks in front of tanks and enclosures. Some of the drawings took only a minute or so while others took over an hour. I put these into their own section because drawing animals from life is a very different skill set and one that has helped me become a beter animator.