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Week 40 Animal Art Series: Elk Portrait

In order to continue my mission to draw all the time and fill up more sketchbooks in 2016, I’ve been busy working on a new theme of drawings each week. At the end of the week, it’s nice to have lots of new drawings and a full page illustration. And I’m learning how to draw so many new things this year, which is really exciting!

My theme for October is national parks wildlife, so week 40 in my animal art series features an elk portrait. I don’t usually draw animal portraits or animals from a front, close-up view like this, so it was a good challenge.


Drawing and illustrating always makes me happy!

Terri

Click here to see my Weeks 1-16 illustrations, ranging from bears to owls to whales to saltwater fish

Click here to see Weeks 17-20: Backyard Birds, Flamingos, Peacock and Macaws

Click here to see Weeks 21-25: Bugs: Neon Insects, Monarch Butterflies, Butterflies, Neon Spiders, and Moths

Click here to see Week 26: Nature is new every morning.

Click here to see Weeks 27-30: Wildflowers + Pollinators

Click here to see Weeks 31-34: Freshwater Fish

Click here to see Weeks 35-38: Backyard Wildlife

Click here to see Week 39: National Parks Wildlife

Week 39 Animal Art Series: National Parks Wildlife

In order to continue my mission to draw all the time and fill up more sketchbooks in 2016, I’ve been busy working on a new theme of drawings each week. At the end of the week, it’s nice to have lots of new drawings and a full page illustration. And I’m learning how to draw so many new things this year, which is really exciting!

My theme for October is national parks wildlife, so week 39 in my animal art series features a grizzly bear, a bison, an elk, and a gray wolf portrait stamp.


After doing a quick pencil sketch of my concept, I like to start painting a watercolor wash for the base color of each animal. Then I love to dive in with my tiny paintbrushes to add details and give them personality.

pencil sketch national parks wildlifeCan’t wait to turn this sketchbook page into fun new digital art! Drawing and illustrating always makes me happy!

Terri

Click here to see my Weeks 1-16 illustrations, ranging from bears to owls to whales to saltwater fish

Click here to see Weeks 17-20: Backyard Birds, Flamingos, Peacock and Macaws

Click here to see Weeks 21-25: Bugs: Neon Insects, Monarch Butterflies, Butterflies, Neon Spiders, and Moths

Click here to see Week 26: Nature is new every morning.

Click here to see Weeks 27-30: Wildflowers + Pollinators

Click here to see Weeks 31-34: Freshwater Fish

Click here to see Weeks 35-38: Backyard Wildlife

Week 2 Weekly Drawings: Horns N Hoofs

In order to continue my mission to draw all the time and fill up more sketchbooks in 2016, I’m using a new grid to do daily drawings with a weekly theme, while experimenting with watercolor. At the end of each week, it’s nice to have seven new drawings and a full page illustration.

This week’s theme is deer-like animals, “Horns ~N~ Hoofs,” with a light wash of camo green in the background.

sketchbook page of deer

I can’t wait to turn this page into fun new digital art! Happy drawing!

Terri

Click here to see my Week 1 drawings: Arctic Wildlife