Learning to draw real bunnies by copying photographs. Alright result I think.
Experimenting with rabbit and raccoon hands.
More experimenting with winking and hands, and studying how to draw different ages in humans.
Trying to make the rabbit wink, studying raccoon hands, remembering how to draw frogs, and other things.
Experimenting and practising animal expressions and hands.
Experimenting a bit with different ways to draw a rabbit face, and practising my raccoons again.
Blast from the past, part II (3/3). Trying to learn how to draw rabbits and raccoons. Note the difference from these first attempts and the current attempts (still not happy with the latest ones, but they're much better!).
Playing with animal face features. I realised that the first raccoon looked "too adult" so then I tried to make rabbits look older/meaner, or make raccoons look more childish.
More experiments with animal poses and proportions.
More experiments with animal expressions, trying to make them look less childish.
Trying to draw more raccoons, with different expressions and hand poses.
More experiments with breaking free from human body proportions (esp. when drawing animals) and with necks for the rabbit.
This is the lower part of the previous page. The fat rabbit works a bit better, but the last one (without a face; the face could be taken from the one on the right) is the best. I think the neck was the main thing here that was missing from the attempt from the previous scan.
I realised that I've been obsessing too much with "correct" proportions. As it's not strictly necessary for comics, esp. when drawing animals, I decided to experiment a little with non-human proportions. The raccoon is alright, but I didn't like the rabbit.
Attempt at raccoon profile without reference. Didn't like the result at all.
Study of different animals. Quite happy with the raccoon but not very happy with the rabbit. I have to keep experimenting.
Practising the animals again. This time I had a photograph of a raccoon as a reference, and I think it shows a lot. I don't think I copied the raccoon pose, but still it's very, very useful to have a reference. The other two work alright, but nothing too fantastic.
Trying to draw different animals. I kind of like the frog, and the raccoon is not terrible. I hate the rabbit, though. Stiff and unrabbit-like. The lettering is not good either, but it was mostly in place to practice drawing simplified, smaller versions of the animal faces.
I had been struggling trying to learn how to draw frogs, and finally I'm started to get it with these drawings. The one on the top-right was copied from a frog sculpture in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The bottom-left one is my favourite. The raccoon is not too bad.
After some time trying to learn how to draw animals, I'm finally getting there with the rabbit. In fact, this time I was lucky: I haven't drawn a rabbit that I liked more than this. Yet.