Here is the stuff I submitted for the second week of the animal drawing class. We had to do at least twenty "skeletal gestures" and submit the best five
"I went to different locations.
Monday at the circus zoo, lot of horses. Didn't draw much but I observed a lot. Tuesday wen to a local farm for the cows, struggled to draw some gestures, took pictures and drew some of them back at home(first image). Wednesday, went to the zoological museum, drew some skeletons. Thursday, drew some gestures from animal toys. And finally friday, went again to the zoological museum to draw ungulates. Here are my 5 favourites, except for the cow, they were all done from life.
I had a lot of trouble with the proportions (neck) and the gestures are way too stiff but I am happy with the homework, it was fun and I learned a lot. I have the impression I have a better understanding of the animal structure (before that, I had the barrel with sticks model in mind haha) and it will (hopefully) help me when drawing moving animals or from imagination."