Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Assorted Animal Characters

(handily labeled individually, for ease of perusal)




Recently, it was brought to my attention that while there are many different kinds of human characters in my portfolio, there is a blatant paucity of characters of the animal variety. By means of remedy, I post here the findings of last weekend. I spent most of Saturday doing sketch-research on various animals, and a number of hours today hashing out some rough designs from what I learned.
I sure had fun learning all sorts of new things about animals, too. (Did you know that over 86% of dogs have four legs, and use all of them to walk, or even run? Funny, when you think that most humans get by pretty okay on only half as many legs.) Suffice it to say, this has been an eye-opening weekend; and I plan on doing some more of this informal study of animals...at a safe distance, across from a computer monitor.

12 comments:

dwilson said...

fantastic work as always, I love the amount of personality you've injected into them, rather than creating simple anatomical observations.

best of luck to you

Jeremy Thompson said...

Ah yes. The animal. The creature. The Beast. But enough with nicknames I have for you. These drawings be awesome. Just be careful when you research bears....

Scott C. Gwynn said...

Anthony. Very, very nice. These are so fun. By the way, I believe it is actually 89% of dogs that walk on four legs as opposed to two or six. Just thought I'd straighten you out. You don't want to go around blabbing false information.

GhettoFab said...

your work is beyond fantastic. I would love to own an ounce of your creativity

Will Strong said...

Love those owls. Love their angry eyebrows.

Josh H. Black said...

Anthony you are beyond mere mortal your work is the stuff of legend

Aaron Ludwig said...

Very cool. Love the personalities here.

Tyler (characters N' sketches) said...

i love the aviators, they are my favoRITE!

Madeline Kaye said...

I love the shapes of the bears and the owls.

Jon Davis said...

These are great, lots of variation within each animal type.
Really interesting and inspiring.
I especially like the Bears and the Dogs :)

Derek & Brittany said...

these are AWESOME Ant!

CárcamO said...

extraordinario talento!
Congratulations!

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