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.