Drawing-a-Day number 21 — three weeks!
A toy Triceratops, abandoned in a parking lot, gained a new life on my shelf of animal models. I have a collection of realistic miniature creatures that serve as 3-d models for drawing. When I need a view of a horse or a deer or a rabbit that I can’t find in a picture, I can pick up one of my little friends and turn them around, imagining how their legs would move, or seeing what they look like from above or below. Of course they are not always in the position I need to draw either, but somehow the dimensionality of them helps much more than a picture could.
Today I’ve been drawing in pencil all day, and because they are comic pages, they don’t make much sense to look at until they have ink, colour, and words. Besides, I don’t want to be a spoiler! So I decided to draw my little dinosaur buddy digitally, as I need to practice with my stylus and Wacom drawing tablet. I used a program called Manga Studio, in which I don’t know how to do anything except draw lines (it’s a very powerful and complicated program, and I need to watch some tutorials!). So here’s that toy triceratops, rescued long ago from an ignoble end between car tires and gravel.