Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Bunnies and Foxes

I love to draw and paint. But I've always shied away from drawing animals. It wasn't until this year that I found myself three years into my YouTube channel with over 150 videos and none of them included animals! It seemed like maybe something was missing from the channel. So for the April Plan-With-Me journaling video I decided to try putting a bunny on the cover page and although it took an afternoon of sketching (and lots of erasing!) I was really pleased my the final result! 


Feeling quite confident after I drew one bunny that wasn't creepy, I thought I'd attempt a cute fox. Prince Edward Island is home to many rabbits and foxes, and we see both animals often in the springtime, so a fox seemed like a perfect follow-up subject. Side note: I don't think I'd ever seen a fox in real life until we moved here! Now we see them all the time and even had one walking down the sidewalk with us last Friday night! 


If you're like me, and you feel that illustrating animals just isn't your thing, I hope watching these two tutorials will make it seem a little more approachable. In the watercolor fox tutorial we illustrate the fox three different ways, some more detailed than others. Because in the end, it's not about drawing a super-realistic fox, it's about capturing a few key features and sharing your own unique illustrative voice. 


Now that I'm not scared of drawing and painting animals, you'll have to let me know: what should we do next? A watercolor raccoon? Or maybe a hedgehog? Leave a comment and let me know! 


Watch the April Bullet Journaling video for the full bunny illustration tutorial:


And check out the Fox + Flowers springtime watercolor to see how this piece came together:


Get my Fox + Flowers coloring page! All channel bonus content is available for $2 a month on my Patreon site. Go have a look! 


2 comments:

  1. The little bunny and fox are precious! Love them.

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  2. Hi! How adorable!! I’d love to see a hedgehog or a sloth!!

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