Thursday, February 3, 2011
Year of the Rabbit
Today ushers in the Year of the Rabbit. I used Sachiko Umoto's Illustration School: Let's Draw Cute Animals to draw my rabbit. It's a charming book that guides you through the steps of drawing animals from small (guinea pigs and hamsters) to large (giraffes and humpback whales) with a sprinkling of facts about animals. For example; about flamingoes: "The reason they stand on one leg near water is to avoid losing body heat." I think of her books as hipper, more sophisticated versions of Ed Emberley.
If you'd like to print my Year of the Rabbit image, here's a pdf.