391 llamas in Gdansk – Ink drawing with ballpoint pen after photo by Charles D.

Llamas in GdanskThese are Llamas (I’m pretty sure that’s what they are)
I found the photo on Charles D’s Photography blog – He’s made some nice llama pictures in the zoo!
These were quick sketches. The proportions are off –  i did the big one first. Started with the ears and realized that the rest of the head was too big to fit on the page. What to do? I think I ended up squeezing the thing a bit. The second largest one was a bonus that I did even quicker. I liked the result although it wasn’t too true to the reference, and then I tried to do two more.. even smaller, with even less effort put in.. And i found the limits of how little effort you can put in and having it look like something. I’m really really getting into sketching with that ballpoint pen..

6 thoughts on “391 llamas in Gdansk – Ink drawing with ballpoint pen after photo by Charles D.”

  1. These sketches are great. Definitely keep going with the ballpoint pen thing. You seem to be strong in that medium. I shouldn’t worry overly about llama proportions as they are oddly proportioned anyway. Maybe you should draw a pretty animal next.

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