Canine Contours

Contour Drawing 1

A few recent contour drawings of a familiar subject.

Contour Drawing 2

I do them every day to warm up but don’t always share them.

Contour Drawing 3

I like this string of sketches together.

Contour Drawing 4

They aren’t pure contour drawings, though. I lifted my pencil off the page a few times. Don’t tell anyone.

Pigeon Harpy

Pigeon Harpy Illustration

Before I started this illustration, all I knew about harpies was that they were monsters with women’s heads and birds’ bodies. Now I know that a city pigeon harpy makes a lot of sense. According to Wikipedia, harpies “steal food from their victims while they are eating…” and “Their name means ‘snatchers’.”