2008-10-10

Art African Wildlife - Elephant Project


After my little episode with leaving the job and all I decided to sit down and draw something. And I went back to my old bad habit of looking at animal pictures while I was trying to figure out what to draw. The kids had been given this old Wildlife Safari Book which..I "borrowed" and didn't end up putting down. I have a love for African Wildlife. My ultimate dream was to go to Kruger National Park for year and years and do nothing but paint or draw the wildlife. Dreams don't cost a cent - the trip would! Based the drawing on a photo of an African Bull elephant. Here's the first level of the drawing. I'll be rendering it up in pencil over the few days so I'll post up the next stage as I go. One tip when it comes to drawing animals..learn about them as well. It helps to understand how they go together. I start off with very simple shapes then add the detail from there. When this one is done Rae I'll finish off the UFO Farmer picture!

6 comments:

  1. Cool sketch! About the only thing I can draw is hands!

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  2. At least you can draw hands!!! I am hopeless. Takes forever for me to get them right!!!!

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  3. Awesome, wish I still had the elephant painting I had done a few years ago..whole body..but its head wa just like what you've drawn! LOL too funny...have to get a picture of that one, my aunt has it.

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  4. How neat!!!! I think maybe the photo I based the drawing on has been around for a few decades..good practice!!!

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  5. Hi Mad Bush Farm. I am a farmer's wife in England and found your site by accident. So - from one farm (grassland, swaledale sheep country) to another - greetings.

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