Lesson 5: Is there a certain order to drawing animals?

7:34 AM, Friday July 22nd 2022

Hi Uncomfortable,

I know that the first step to drawing the animals is the cranium, ribcage, and pelvis. Is there any particular order that I should draw the rest of the animal after that? For example, should I be putting in the circles for the thighs or maybe the neck? Should I be focusing on the overall shape of the body before I start working on the face? I find that I am a bit all over the place with my drawings since I don't have a developed work flow which affects the flow of my drawings. I'm not sure if this is just a personal issue that I need to work out or if you have any recommendations on the subject.

Thank you,


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3:07 PM, Friday July 22nd 2022

It's best to do the overall form of the body before you start going into details such as the face. After the cranium, ribcage and pelvis I draw the torso sausage next, then the neck, and then do the limbs and tail (assuming there is one). After that I touch on the face and other details.

The demos show you how to go about it and what order Uncomfortable draws in, so if you haven't worked through those yet they should give you the answer you need.

4:12 AM, Sunday July 24th 2022

Thank you!

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