Champan’s Zebra Foal

Plains Zebra Foal

This little foal is a sub-species of the Plains Zebra. Notice the faded stripes between the black ones and the stripes going down the leg. Based on photo reference taken at Marwell Zoo and sketched over 2 days using Photoshop on a Wacom Companion 2.

Plains Zebra Foal
Chapman’s Zebra Foal

African Wild Dog – Final Sketch and Timelapse

african wild dog

Here is the finished African Wild Dog sketch… I had a small issue in one of the sessions today accidentally loading a low resolution version of the file. It was easy enough to copy that section back into the main PSD once I spotted my error. You can see me fixing it in the time-lapse.

african wild dog
African Wild Dog

 

A Month of Sketches

Sketch every day for a month

Today marked the one month mark of doing a sketch every day. How does it feel now a month has gone by? Amazing! It has totally transformed how I feel about my art and the reasons for doing it. I feel free and relaxed rather than fearful and scared to even start. All those self-doubts of “one day..” and “wouldn’t it be good if..”. Doing is far better than not doing.

They say it takes 30 days to form a habit. I believe all it takes is intention. The days that follow, follow from intention. Before, I used to try sketch for 15 minutes a day or some other made up criteria. The freedom for me was when I took away all self-imposed expectations and just sketch every day. That was it. Doesn’t matter what or for how long, just sketch. Every day. #dailysketch

Sketch every day for a month