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baby tiger

A few days ago I sketched this little tiger cub from the Zooborns site here. I think he's a real cutie, even though the eyes are floating opposite ways and his face is not quite long enough. I'm always over-critical of my own drawings but didn't notice until I was a significant way into being finished that I'd committed a serious error here. I drew the hind legs as I saw them, distorted by the camera's single eye. One of my founding art instructors always said "you are smarter than a photograph!" and "draw what you know, not what you think you see" but I forgot, this time. Oops.

He's still a cute tiger, though.


rhino mom

sketched from a calendar photo



from that day when I drew sea turtles as infants, here are the sketches of adults:
close up of the head: