3.31.2009

Sketchbook: cheetah

Drawing from a "BIG CATS" book I picked up at Barnes & Noble. After a couple pages of quick gestures, I finally liked one enough to play around with some sort of finished rendering. This is with Prismacolor pencils (4 colors) and markers (2 colors, only in spots/edges). This took just over an hour while watching Tiger Woods kick ass on TV this past Sunday. It fills a 9"x12" page in my new sketchbook. It started off really line-based and cartoony, but the more I worked it out, the more rendered it became. I guess it was just a good image for me to experiment with.





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8 comments:

The Hurricane said...

Nice man!!! Coolio... awesome details as well :)

David Patel said...

looking good man, cheetahs are awesome.

hey could you take a look at some of my caricatures and give me some pointers??? thanks man

Joe Bluhm said...

Sure, David-- but I'm flying tomorrow and settling into a new apartment, so give me some time. Send me an email at joe AT joebluhm DOT com.

Thanks, Maria!

Brad said...

this is awesome!! i really like all the details you give about what you used - good stuff

I watched Tiger kick ass on Sunday too, good to see him back in form!

Sam Nielson said...

I'm always very impressed by your stuff, but this is just too darn cool. The energy in the cat's stance and his clutch on the rocks, this really reveals a new dimension to your ability.

Nathan Lindsay said...

this really is beautiful. I love your animals.

Damion009 said...

love your animal drawings... i to like to draw animals... lol

Anju said...

Love it! The details and pose are awesome.