Lesson 9A / 10 (Model Sheets) - Part 1 (squirrel)

[Edited to add the model sheet from which I copied.]

(This is either Lesson 9A or Lesson 10, depending on whether you're following JohnK's numbering or the number at ASIFA.)

The $100,000 Animation Drawing Course - Lesson 9A/10 (also seen at ASIFA-Hollywood)


  • I found myself going a little squirrely by the end of this one ... 22 squirrels later!
  • I have issues with jowls / cheeks
  • I tend to squash the poor squirrel's head somewhat
  • many of my proportions are off from the model sheet, but I decided to not spend too much time worrying about that and go for overall effect
  • these weren't Photoshopped for comparison because I a) don't have the time and b) couldn't stand the embarrassment!

Model sheet:

(With thanks to Steve Worth)

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Stephen Worth said...

The proportions are the most important thing to focus on. The details and lines will fall into place a lot easier if you get the underlying structure correct first.

Construct! Construct! Construct!

Keep plugging

Lee said...

Thanks for dropping by Steve! Point taken.... back I go.

Wicks for Candlesticks said...

Thanks for the kind words! That house move I emailed you about really messed up my work flow and blog posting. Don't you hate when real life gets in the way of the fun stuff? Haha! Anyway I see that you're still way beyond me in the lessons (I'm still prepping my Lesson 3 for posting).

These critters look pretty close. I agree with Mr. Worth's advice.

-David O.

Pig in the Kitchen said...

I like the cross one! You're very talented...even my children draw better than me.

Lee said...

Thanks Pig! You're very sweet.