Realistic Animals

In sketchbook school’s course, Beginning, Roz Stendahl recommends that one sketch from still animal models – such as taxidermy, skeletons or realistic toys when you can not get to the zoo, dog park or natural history museum.

During the holidays I received an assortment of animal toy models —realistic and imaginary.

Today I drew the Hippogryph.

The Hippogryph combines the sharp eyes, dangerous talons, and powerful wings of an eagle with the strong legs and endurance of a horse.

The model stands 4 inches tall and extends 4 ½ inches from talons to tail, similar to the size of a softball.

Technical pen in a 9 by 12 inch XL mix media sketchbook.
Color was added with an assortment of makers and pens.

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