Tyrannosaurus Drawing Composition Work

Today was the first day of work on the Tyrannosaurus drawing but I’m not convinced the composition will communicate action, movement and depth.

I want to convey a feeling that the dinosaur is reaching out of the page trying to bite the head off the viewer. I just don’t feel it’s going to be dynamic enough. If I add more angles to the drawing or make the position more dynamic, maybe then it will work.

Jurasic Partk Drawing

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Warm-up and DrawABox exercises

The normal 15 minute warm-up in graphite.


The challenges continue with the 250 box challenge. Not a bad day of drawing boxes. My line work is getting better and I only have 4 more pages left before I move on.

drawabox.com exercise

One Minute Head Study

The The Natural Way to Draw book describes this exercise as making gestures of the features. The examples it gives shows some really crazy gestures of heads that are exaggerated to the extreme. But I’m focusing more on trying to draw a head quickly and accurately with well formed structure.

One minute head study

Daily Composition and Sketch

Here are some more textures from Rendering in Pen and Ink and I used this sketching session to copy them.

What I really learned about copying these complex textures is that the ability to control a pen with super small lines is very important.

The daily composition is of a woman behind a desk checking me in for a CT scan of my head.

daily composition and sketch

What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!

I’m focusing on the process, trying my best with every drawing I do and fretting over the tyrannosaurus drawing composition is super important especially at these early stage.

What needs work? What did you learn?

Controlling my pen with very small lines and leaving enough time for my daily composition so I don’t rush it just to get it done.

How am I going to Optimize moving forward?

Keep practicing my draw a box exercises and keep focusing on the process while stepping out of my comfort zone and into my growth zone daily.

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