Art work for Endangered Species
I have participated in Twitters Animal Alphabets community for a year now and its been so rewarding! Its also been a little heartbreaking this time round. The latest prompts were all about endangered species, a joy to draw but so sad to find so many amazing creatures that are at risk because of the human impact on habitats and animal population.
It finished a few weeks ago and this is the complete collection.
I managed to make every single one and learned a lot on the way. Both on creative techniques and, sadly, on the horrors people inflict on animals.
The illustrations can be viewed individually here.
The next round will be about monster movie/book characters! A more palatable kind of horror, I have to say, and I’m excited to have spent a whole month practicing! I took part in Drawlloween/inktober. So exhausting and so worthwhile. I’ll update my journal with the collection (and what I learned) shortly. Even the really bad ones. I don’t care – 31 drawings in 31 days is immense and I seriously don’t think I can expect to be happy with every single one.
In the meantime: Animals. I’ve singled these two drawings out as the numbat was my absolute favourite to draw, and the cranes were made at the request of Animal Alphabets to use as the reference art for week W (I’m so proud!).
I’ve included my inspiration, books and music below but it was over such a long period of time its all I can remember!
Bibliography and Inspiration
Anatomy Essentials, Imagine FX/Future Publishing.
I would really like to own all her books but for now I am pinning and following on Instagram:
I also follow on Instagram, and pinned:
Music I listened to
Queen of the Damned Soundtrack
My Chemical Romance
As I Lay Dying
Nine Inch Nails