animal sketches

Some gestures from my sketchbook done with a new pen I bought at Nihonmachi. I was inspired by Dreamworks' Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. I originally watched it because I had heard about its beautifully painted backgrounds. When I saw it, I was equally impressed by John Baxter's animation of Spirit. It is very challenging to draw a horse. Any animal for that matter, especially in perspective. I still have a lot of anatomy to figure out, but for now, I really like how they came out. Some of the gestures are studies of Joe Weatherly's animal drawings. Most are from observation.